I understand the dangers of co-sleeping but this is one of those “new” things that have surfaced in the past years. We can add this to: seatbelts, lead paint on cribs, using drop-sided cribs, letting babies sleep on their stomachs, drinking out of the hose, hand washing, bike helmets and other horrific things that we did wrong years ago.
When my daughter was born I took her into bed with me a few times. I was a new mom, tired, in pain and just wanting to snuggle with my baby. I didn’t want to be alone and I didn’t want her to be alone in the
bassinette either. Thankfully everything worked out just fine. I know lots of mom’s who co-sleep with their babies although they would never admit it
publically for fear that they would be criticized or made out to be bad moms.
Nancy Grace was horrified that a person would even consider sleeping with their child knowing that this could happen. She actually pissed me off a bit. She said she purchase devices her children laid on that had built in movement detectors so if a child stopped breathing an alarm would go off. These are great and wonderful but the majority of Nancy’s viewers could never afford such luxuries so it was mean for her to rub that in their faces.
This story reminds me of another story. I once worked with a person who desperately wanted a son. She had four baby girls die of SIDs and then gave birth to a little boy who was three when I left the company. I always figured she was killing the baby girls because she so desperately wanted a little boy. But I guess only she knows the truth.
Babies in the Gutter
On a good note, the Mourning Doves that nested in our gutter have two new babies they are looking after. It is said that luck will come to those that have Mourning Doves visit their yards. I’m thinking we should win the lottery now that they have nested here.
Have a wonderful day passengers!