(HealthDay News) -- If parents allow an infant to sleep in their bed, that may seem like a natural and loving act.
But it's not a good idea, the American Academy of Family Physicians warns. The group lists these possible risks:
- Suffocation of the baby from a parent rolling onto or next to the baby.
- Suffocation of the baby from being trapped between a mattress and a headboard, or mattress and the wall.
- Suffocation of the baby from sleeping face-down on the mattress, pillow or blanket.
- Strangulation of the baby from the infant's head being trapped in part of the headboard.