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February 25th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Last week in my psych class somehow co-sleeping got brought up. The professor proceeded to trash co-sleeping, talking about how dangerous it was and how so many children die from the "family bed" set up. It really made me sad that someone so educated in some areas is so obviously uneducated in this, and still thought she should pass on her opinion despite the fact that she clearly has done no research into it.
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February 25th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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That is really sad.
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February 25th, 2013, 04:30 PM
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I guess he doesn't know that SIDS used to be called Cot Death or why But yes, very sad that he's misinforming people
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February 25th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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That is ridiculous to even talk about co-sleeping in a psych class, let alone give personal opinions on it!
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February 25th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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I really hate when people take professional's opinions as facts in things that they aren't educated in.

You might as well cite your MIL as a reliable information source.
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That IS so sad. I wonder how many people felt belittled or "wrong" ... they could be co-sleepers and he wouldn't have even known...
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February 26th, 2013, 12:32 PM
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It's interesting though. The information it out there, all over the place. I picked up a brocheur from 'Health Canada' about safe sleep at my appointment today out of curiosity.

It talks all about the benefits and reduction in SIDS related deaths etc when room sharing (co-sleeping) but warns against Bed sharing... It gave examples of why they felt it was unsafe, and I agree, in the same way that putting your baby into a car could be unsafe, or walking and holding baby could be unsafe (because you could fall) etc etc.

The rest of the pamphlet was more or less about bumper pads and blankets in cribs.
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February 26th, 2013, 10:32 PM
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That is ridiculous to even talk about co-sleeping in a psych class, let alone give personal opinions on it!


I also think that when it comes to co-sleeping there is no right nor wrong. It is just an opinion / life style. I do not think it is something that should be bashed at all. Who cares how YOUR child sleeps at night.
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February 27th, 2013, 05:43 PM
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I'm also bewildered as to why this was brought up in a psych class? Unless maybe it was a child development class? The professor should have just encouraged people to read the research that's out there.
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How sad...
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February 28th, 2013, 08:21 PM
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I'm also bewildered as to why this was brought up in a psych class? Unless maybe it was a child development class? The professor should have just encouraged people to read the research that's out there.
It was brought up while she was talking about difficult vs easy children. A student asked a really off the wall, unrelated question about whether it's true that babies sleep better on their mothers chests because they can hear her heartbeat. Somehow sleeping with a baby on your chest got lumped in with sleeping on the couch with baby, and in the bed with baby. She never even brought up intentionally set up co-sleeping environments or differentiated between them and accidentally falling asleep with baby, obviously indicating her lack of knowledge on the topic.
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March 1st, 2013, 05:07 PM
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That's so sad! It just goes to show you that book smarts aren't everything! (FWIW - I have a Master's in Psychology and this topic was never brought up in any of my undergrad or grad classes. It seems like a really off-the-wall question! Ha!)
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