How common is co-sleeping?
Globally, co-sleeping (baby and parent sleeping together) is the most common sleeping arrangement in the world. However, in Western society it is less common, though it has become more popular in recent years.
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Co-sleeping is sharing a sleeping area with your baby. It can include bed sharing (where you and your baby sleep on the same surface) and room sharing (where you and your baby sleep on different surfaces in the same room).
During the first six months of life, infants are at particular risk of dying while sleeping. Sudden infant death is a harrowing experience and a constant worry for any parent. Adopting a safe sleep position will help reduce the chances of sudden …