Bed-sharing doesn’t slow development, study finds

Parents who let their toddlers sleep in the same bed as them aren’t slowing their learning and behaviour development, a new U.S. study suggests.

The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, took into account families’ socioeconomic status, mothers’ education levels and mothers’ parenting skills.

Among children who slept in the same bed as their parents and then had slower cognitive and behaviour development, researchers found that socioeconomic status, education and parenting skills were likely responsible rather than the bed-sharing.

Source: CBC News

Available at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/07/18/bed-sharing-study.html

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