Risks and benefits of parent/child bed sharing.

  title={Risks and benefits of parent/child bed sharing.},
  author={Mary C. Sobralske and Megan E Gruber},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  volume={21 9},
PURPOSE To recognize the concerns for and against parent/child bed-sharing (co-sleeping) practices. DATA SOURCES Review of the literature and the clinical experiences of the authors. CONCLUSIONS The decision to bed share ultimately lies with the parent, but it is the responsibility of the nurse practitioner (NP) to discuss risks and benefits of parent preferences and to help families make a safe decision regarding the sleeping arrangement for their child. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE If NPs… CONTINUE READING

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