Co-Sleeping or Bed-Sharing increases the risk of SIDS:
Under the BabeSafe® Cot Life 2000 Protocol, co-sleeping/bedsharing between adults and babies must not occur under any circumstances - your baby must sleep in their own separate bassinet/crib on a BabeSafe®-wrapped mattress and using the specified bedding for a wrapped mattress (see the Bedding Instructions).
Please note that until such time as the baby's mattress can be wrapped in a BabeSafe® cover, having the baby sleep in your adult-sized bed is not an option. Bed-Sharing between adults and babies poses serious crib death risk (and probably accounts for around one-half of all US SIDS/crib deaths).
Your baby must never be placed in your bed, even if you are awake at the time. Just the fact that an adult is in the bed results in body heat activating the fungus to consume the chemical elements in the mattress and creating the toxic nerve gases. Adult beds often have blankets and/or pillows which would likely have the chemicals in them as well that cause toxic gases to form. An adult bed is sometimes used by other children in the family adding more risk of toxic gases being formed with their body heat.
If you wish to breastfeed the baby in your bedroom, do this sitting upright in a chair, and when nursing is over return the baby to their own separate crib to continue sleeping on the BabeSafe®-wrapped mattress. Use only 100% cotton blankets and swaddling.
The BabeSafe® protocol is issued for the wrapping of infant-sized mattresses and specifically for the purpose of crib death prevention - it is not issued for wrapping mattresses larger than infant-sized or for wider medical or environmental purposes. Therefore BabeSafe® covers are not manufactured in sizes for children's beds or adults' beds.* * * * * * * * * *