August 16, 2013

Safe Bed, Safe Baby

baby doll in crib on onequartermama.ca safe bed, safe baby
Did you hear the story of the eight-month-old baby who died because of her bed? This is just so so sad.

In this case, the parents really thought they were doing things right and they had the advice of a social worker. It's really just tragic!

I am a huge proponent of both bed sharing and co-sleeping. I really believe babies need to be near their parents. I understand wanting an adult life back, but to be honest, babyhood is so short; it's not really that long in the grand scheme of things. It's not like they'll be teenagers and still hanging out in your bed.

I think the lesson here is to make beds as safe as possible and to check on your baby regularly. Even when so small, they sure can move around a lot! Don't underestimate the power of a little one!

I feel sorry for this family and I hope they find peace.