That’s a headline of an article in the Houston Chronicle. The article goes on to say…
Grim figures on babies sleeping in parents’ bed
At least 170 children have died in the past year while sleeping with parents or an older child, a number that far surpasses drowning, long thought to be a leading cause of accidental child deaths, according to statistics released Wednesday by Texas Child Protective Services.
At least 198 children died after a parent rolled over and accidentally smothered a child sleeping in bed with them between Sept. 1, 2007 and Oct. 31 (2008), according to statistics released by Texas Child Protective Services today.
Of those deaths, 170 occurred since Jan. 1 of this year compared to 78 child drowning deaths.
That’s some scary stuff, right? I do not like those numbers. I do not like them at all. They’re enough to make a mom who co-slept want to buy a wig and dark glasses and join the witness protection program. Good thing I don’t know any.
Um….sigh….oh, well…I might as well admit it….. [Read more...]