bed sharing

noun
variants: or bed-sharing

Definition of bed sharing

:the practice of sleeping in the same bed with one's child
  • Now the practice of bed sharing appears to be coming back into favor again—and a close look at the science suggests that the context in which parents do it, and the choices they make beforehand, matter a lot in terms of safety.
  • —Melinda Wenner MoyerSlate8 Mar. 2012
  • Despite a push to alert parents to the dangers of bed-sharing with newborns, the number of babies dying from the practice has steadily increased since 2005.
  • —Kathleen Lucadamo, Daily News (New York)21 Apr. 2009
usually hyphenated when used before another noun
  • More and more parents are sleeping next to their infants—the percentage of bed-sharing babies has more than doubled in recent years …
  • —Karen SpringenNewsweek27 Jan. 2003

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First Known Use of bed sharing

1978


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