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Tips for Enjoying Cuddling With Your Baby

It’s official – AAP says co-sleeping is a no-no. It’s lovely to cuddle in bed with a baby. And a big, soft bed is the perfect spot for lazy face gazing, singing nursery rhymes, toe-ticklings and tummy time. But as tempting as a little nap together on the couch may seem, the American Academy of Pediatrics (APA) has issued its official recommendation that adults and babies should not sleep together – whether that’s on a bed, couch or armchair. Put simply, the APA recommends that for safe napping and sleeping this holiday season, a baby less than one year old should be given a pacifier and laid down to sleep on his or her back in a crib or play yard – without stuffed toys, pillows, bumpers, or loose bedding. The APA warning against bed-sharing is one of 19 updated recommendations intended to reduce the risk of sudden infant death…

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