If that sounds extreme, it's because it is. The city of Milwaukee is under fire for their anti-co-sleeping campaign featuring these advertisements of an adorable baby, wearing just a diaper, laying next to a knife. Milwaukee is relating co-sleeping with laying your baby down with a knife. These pictures show the babies surrounded by sheets and pillows, with no mom or dad in sight, and not on their back (which is recommended). Seriously, Milwaukee?
When you put a baby to sleep in a crib, you make sure the space is safe and free of anything hazardous. The same for co-sleepers - no one puts their baby down on a feather pillow with a bunch of blankets and sheets.
This campaign, with different images and perhaps some safety tips would be more well-received by parents, but these images push it too far. A lot of parents will admit that in the middle of the night, they cuddle up with a fussy baby in hopes of catching a few more minutes of sleep. The problem with that, is that the other person in your bed may not know you've brought the baby, and THAT is dangerous. For parents who regularly co-sleep, they have rules, they know the baby is there, it's a safe situation.So let's keep this discussion free of insults and bad-mouthing, but what do you think of this campaign?