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Cot death risks doubted by parents

14th October 2009

A study has concluded that while half of cot deaths are linked to bed-sharing many parents remain sceptical about the risk.

A quarter of 500 mothers polled by the UK’s Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) doubted that sharing a bed with a baby put them at undue risk but a study from a team at Bristol University found that sharing a bed is a factor in more than 50% of cases. However, cot death rates have fallen dramatically in the UK since the early 1990s.


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