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"Epidemiologic studies have not demonstrated any bed-sharing situations that are protective against SIDS or suffocation. Furthermore, not all risks associated with bed- sharing, such as parental fatigue, can be controlled. Therefore, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend any specific bed-sharing situations as safe. Moreover, there are specific circumstances that, in epidemiologic studies, substantially increase the risk of SIDS or suffocation while bed-sharing. In particular, it should be stressed to parents that they avoid the following situations at all times:
i. Bed-sharing when the infant is younger than 3 months, regardless of whether the parents are smokers or not.5,7,31–34
ii. Bed-sharing with a current smoker (even if he or she does not smoke in bed) or if the mother smoked during pregnancy.5,6,34–36
iii. Bed-sharingwithsomeone who is excessively tired.
iv. Bed-sharing with someone who has or is using medications (eg, certain antidepressants, pain medications) or substances (eg, alcohol, il- licit drugs) that could im- pair his or her alertness or ability to arouse.7,37
v. Bed-sharing with anyone who is not a parent, including other children.3vi. Bed-sharing with multiple persons.3
vii. Bed-sharing on a soft surface such as a waterbed, old mattress, sofa, couch, or armchair.3,5,6,31,32
viii. Bed-sharing on a surface with soft bedding, including pillows, heavy blankets, quilts, and comforters.3,38 "