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    Attitudes surrounding co-sleeping vary greatly throughout different cultures, as do the shaping factors for these outlooks. In general, those from individualistic cultures go to great lengths to discourage co-sleeping, citing, possible long-term behavioral and health effects, safety risks and out-of-home child rearing advice as key determining factors in their decision. In contrast, parents from collectivist societies encourage close parental and child sleeping arrangements, naming emotional attachment as a fundamental reason for doing so. This assignment will focus on the differences between cultures, namely those considered individualistic and collectivist, concerning co-sleeping and the factors, which shape each cultures attitude and actions surrounding sleeping practices. Co-sleeping can be defined as a child sharing the same sleeping space as another individual. In addition, individualistic cultures can be defined, as a society based on the idea of promoting the freedom of the individual over the implementation of collective control. Contrastingly, collectivist societies can be defined a group of people, who adopt the social theory, which states that the welfare of the state is of greater importance than…

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    Introduction Where should a baby sleep? Is it safe for them to co-sleep in the same bed as the parents or is it safe for them to sleep in a crib? There has been such a big controversy about what the best option of where and how an infant should sleep. Co-sleeping is said to be a practice that can increase the risk of SIDS or fatal accidents. However, despite the opposition from many medical professionals, many parents are increasingly adopting to night-time infant patterns that include…

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    goodnight, the mother kisses the cross hanging over the crib exactly twelve times so Jesus will protect her baby. She then proceeds to turn on the baby monitor and leave the bedroom. This scenario is mainly derived from stereotype rather than research, however my fieldwork concluded similar results. I began my research by asking mothers about their infants sleep routine and their opinions about co-sleeping. Parents were quick to tell me their child slept, will sleep, or currently…

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    Yet co-sleeping is not entirely risk free. While the general act of co-sleeping is not dangerous, there are a variety of factors that can make it dangerous and even life threatening for an infant. In many cases these risks are written too broadly in an attempt to discourage parents from performing co-sleeping in any form. However, explaining to parents the detailed risks of co-sleeping would save more lives than broadly discouraging the behavior entirely, and allows parents to make more informed…

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    parents lose the child or pregnancy. How Would You…? According to the textbook, it mentions how “newborns sleep 16 to 17 hours a day, although some sleep more and others sleep less” (Chapter 5, pg. 131). The textbook also mentions how, “An infant might change from sleeping several bouts of 7 to 8 hours to…

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    Co-Sleeping - Is It Beneficial or Does It Do More Harm Than Good? Co-sleeping, or young children or infants sharing the bed or room with a primary caregiver(s), has been deemed by the media as a possibly harmful habit yet it is heavily prevalent among families in the United States. In contrast, health-care providers commonly advise co-sleeping on the basis that it could have the ability to create ease of falling asleep for infants. In Western cultures, it is often difficult to see the idea of…

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    Co-sleeping is the practice of having an infant in bed with you while you sleep. Co-sleeping has been done for a long time now in non-western cultures. It is one of the most controversial parenting topics. Our culture has now been using the method of co-sleeping for a short while, making it more and more popular. Most of the web sources that I looked at were raving about co-sleeping, giving it only positive feedback. Some however, were just the opposite, warning about the negative habits that…

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    Controversies: Co-Sleeping with Your Baby Parenting has never been an easy task. The fear of SIDS, the stigma wrought on those who breastfeed in public, or those who decide to bottle-feed, and the question of whether to co-sleep, also called bed-sharing, or not, are just a few of the things parents in this day and age worry about constantly. Some parents believe that it is in the family bed where attachment begins and thus the necessary strengthening of bonds that will take a child through…

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    It has been studied and found that co-sleeping can actually reduce a baby’s risk of SIDS. SIDS is an abbreviation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Some causes of SIDS could be heavy bedding, smothering, and some babies just stop breathing in their sleep. Studies have shown that when a baby sleeps with his or her mother they feed off the mother’s stimulation, like breathing patterns. When a mother gets into a sleeping routine with her child the smallest things like her heartbeat, breathing, and…

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    According to the video it talks about SIDS which is known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. And there are multiple ways to prevent it. One way is to make sure the baby is placed in a safe sleep environment every time they are placed to sleep. Whereas, to make sure there are no stuffed animals, toys or loose bedding. Also to not over bundle the baby, where they only have on one layers of clothing…

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