Another Day, Another Co-Sleeping Death
For crying our loud. Are you kidding me? If it's Monday, I expect that I'll come in and there is, unfortunately, a good chance that at least one a baby will have been smothered to death in Milwaukee the previous weekend while sleeping with his mother.
That's what happened again today. I was sitting at my desk shortly before lunch when Dan O'Donnell walked up to me. "It's happened again," O'Donnell said to me. I knew immediately what he was talking about. There had been another co-sleeping death. It is tragic. It is awful. And it is avoidable.
Put that baby in a bassinet. Use a crib or Pack N Play. Use a dresser drawer or a cardboard box. Just stop sharing a bed with your little ones or cuddling up with them on the sofa. It is deadly. For goodness sake, I know you're tired. I know it stinks when that baby cries all night long. I have twin girls. I know how tough it can be.
It's also tough when a baby doesn't make it through the night because a mother decided to co-sleep with him.