Recent reports reveal that an investigator from Tasmania has advised parents not to let their babies sleep alone and not to sleep alongside. The coroner Olivia McTaggart brings back the case encountered in November 2010, when a three-month old infant all of a sudden died. The girl was administered to be sleeping with her mother and two sisters on the same bed, while she died.
Ms. McTaggart exclaimed that the death of the infant was due to suffocation, which might have been due to heavy bedding.
She has further suggested that the parents should let their babies sleep in a cot, instead of making them sleep with themselves.
She emphasized that several studies have revealed that sleeping with a baby increases the risk of infant death.
Apart from Ms. McTaggart, even Victorian Coroner John Olle suggests the same. He has also urged parents not to share their sleeping surface with their babies. He made out this statement after coming across four infant deaths.
However, warnings from these two coroners have been opposed by a few experts illustrating that sleeping with the baby is normal as well as natural. However, it can be made safer by being more alert. Moreover, they have explained that the practice has its own benefits to the baby.
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