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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Dangerous. Unless the kid is in a crib or something, but not in the same bed.

  2. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I fell asleep on the sofa that way many and many a time. Eventually, I’d wake up and put the baby in the crib and stagger off to my own bed. Sometimes, it was morning.

  3. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Yes, the scourge of fathers letting their newborn infants sleep on them…it will doom the next generation.

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Anyone who’s taken care of a newborn knows how easy it is to do. You don’t do it on purpose and you put them in their own bed asap.

  5. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    I once heard a story where a father fell asleep with the baby on him, and accidentally turned over, smothering the baby. Thankfully, he caught it in time for the baby to survive.

  6. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, over 1 year ago

    @hcr1985

    You “heard” a story. I’ve heard lots of stories. The fact is that babies always sleep with their parents in pre-industrial societies. And I bet you can’t find a single verified incident of this happening in real life.

  7. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

    You “heard” a story. I’ve heard lots of stories. The fact is that babies always sleep with their parents in pre-industrial societies. And I bet you can’t find a single verified incident of this happening in real life.

    “Hearing” a story is one thing. “Reading” it is another. And I have read at least one story of a parent accidentally smothering a child in the manner that hcr1985 describes. (Sorry, I don’t remember WHERE I read it, only that I DID read it.)

  8. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

    @Agingstoner

    You “heard” a story. I’ve heard lots of stories. The fact is that babies always sleep with their parents in pre-industrial societies. And I bet you can’t find a single verified incident of this happening in real life.

    Google “accidentally smothered baby” and you’ll find all the proof you just asked for.

  9. s dv

    s dv said, over 1 year ago

    @Agingstoner

    No verified happenings in real life? Really, not to be mean but are you living under a rock? Guess you never read the news or listen to it. A quick google search, came up with pages and pages of this. These are not just “stories” that people tell to scare new parents, these are real. and just because we did it one way a long time ago, does not make it ok today. What we knew then and what we know now about many many things is different. Science does progress and change.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2165754/Newborn-baby-boy-suffocates-death-mother-ROLLS-OVER-sleep.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1322004/Mother-rolls-over-and-kills-her-baby.html

    http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/04/09/mother-kills-two-babies-in-bed/

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

    On Google, you’ll find an article about a mother who fell asleep while breast-feeding her child. When the mother awoke, the child, sadly had died.

  11. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, over 1 year ago

    I slept on my Mom’s chest when I was a baby and nothing happened, I don’t think it matters how the baby gets to sleep as long as it ‘s sleep. And besides, I think every newborn in the world (even the ones who say its dangerous) have slept on their parents’ chest at least one time

  12. s dv

    s dv said, over 1 year ago

    @Kris Bennett

    Which is fine as long as the parent does not fall asleep too. It is when you are sleep deprived and are just gonna lay for a minute that can turn disastrous. And just because nothing happened to you, does not mean it does not happen. For me taking that 1 chance in however many was just was not worth it.

  13. Fetching

    Fetching said, over 1 year ago

    S*** happens because that’s life. You can’t avoid it…I have a friend who’s mom was killed when the engine from a plane that had a mid-air collision fell on her while she was sitting on the toilet.

  14. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    The danger is not only exagerated, but IMHO nonexistent. All seven of our kids started out in our bed, and none were injured.

  15. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith said, over 1 year ago

    @Agingstoner

    I’m totally with you. See my other post.

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