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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years 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, about 3 years 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, about 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

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

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years 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, about 3 years 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, about 3 years 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. s dv

    s dv said, about 3 years 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/

  8. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, about 3 years 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

  9. s dv

    s dv said, about 3 years 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.

  10. Fetching

    Fetching said, about 3 years 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.

  11. Jen

    Jen said, about 3 years ago

    I was accidentally dropped on the floor when my mother fell asleep feeding my twin brother and I at the same time.

    I fell alseep many nights holding my child while sitting in my rocker.

  12. jmo328

    jmo328 said, about 3 years ago

    There have been quite a few cases of infant deaths due to co-sleeping in the Milwaukee area in the last few years.

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 3 years ago

    My grandson was born a month early. He was healthy, but not inclined to go to sleep easily. We all took turns with him sleeping on top of us, until we’d feel ourselves getting too sleepy and pass him along. He made it fine, and his three younger sisters survived co-sleeping with their mom. My mother’s grandma and grandpa reared nine children by sleeping snuggled side by side and holding the newest baby crooked in an arm. All survived, but I realize that tragedies do happen. I rocked my own babies to sleep as best I could, but then laid them in a separate bed.

  14. s dv

    s dv said, about 3 years ago

    So all the media and coroner reports are lying? This is all made up? For what end?

  15. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, about 3 years ago

    @s dv

    (1) Consider your sources. They are all rags.
    (2) These were more likely cases of SIDS, which has been blamed on “cats taking away the baby’s breath”, another old wives’ tale.

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