Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Since the beginning of time, women have slept with their babies. There was no fancy word for it before there were nurseries and bassinets. It was just called sleeping. Now it’s called co-sleeping and it’s apparently as dangerous (according to Milwaukee) as letting your infant sleep with a butcher’s knife.

What’s that old saying about extremism reducing readiness?

Soooo. This is just dumb to me on a common sense level. We are not the first civilization to bear children. Do you know how many billions of women have slept with their child beside them? How, Milwaukee, is that a leading factor in SIDS, which by definition  “remains unexplained after a thorough forensic autopsy and a detailed death scene investigation”? So. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is unexplained and unexpected….is a result of co-sleeping? Seems like a name change is order, then.

Milwaukee has a high infant mortality rate, which *is* a problem. So they made some posters comparing a sleeping parent to a butcher’s knife. I think you’re taking King Solomon out of context.


One thought on “Can’t We All Just Get Along?

  1. It’s quite funny how just because “professionals” have been saying that co-sleeping is bad for a decade it becomes a common sense thing. Yet, there isn’t any evidence of support for conclusion. Health and parenting trends have a way of cycling around. Baby in a bassinet was popular before the 60s and 70s, then it went out, now its back in.


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