Yes that’s a butcher knife next to a sleeping baby, and according to the City of Milwaukee’s Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign, co-sleeping with your baby can be just as dangerous. As a mom who co-slept with both her kids (and who still shares the bed with her 2.5 year old), I completely disagree and quite frankly, I’m offended.
I understand that co-sleeping isn’t for everyone, and that this provocative ad gets people talking about co-sleeping, but to imply that all parents who co-sleep with their baby are reckless and negligent is just plain wrong.
Yes, there are some bad apples out there who are clueless–you know, the ones who get drunk or high and pass out with baby in their care–but the rest of us who do it responsibly shouldn’t be put in the same boat.
My husband and I took all the precautions before putting our kids in our beds–we had the co-sleepers, skipped the heavy blankets and fluffy pillows, and so on–and both our kids survived…and thrived. In other words, when done the right way, co-sleeping can be safe. How about focusing on that, Milwaukee?
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