bed-shar·​ing | \ ˈbed-ˌsher-iŋ How to pronounce bed-sharing (audio) \
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 Moyer More and more parents are sleeping next to their infants—the percentage of bed-sharing babies has more than doubled in recent years …— Karen Springen — compare co-sleeping

Other Words from bed-sharing

bed-share \ ˈbed-​ˌsher How to pronounce bed-share (audio) \ or bed share intransitive verb bed-shared or bed shared; bed-sharing or bed sharing; bed-shares or bed shares
Studies have found that the risk of SIDS [sudden infant death syndrome] increases anywhere from two to tenfold when parents bed-share, depending on the bed-sharing situation and the age of the baby. — Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

First Known Use of bed-sharing

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Bed-sharing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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