10 Most Controversial Parenting Practices




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Some parenting practices can cause passionate debate.  Mention co-sleeping or breastfeeding, and you’re sure to find some widely varying opinions.  Here are 10 of the most controversial:

1. Bed-sharing


Why is it controversial?

Proponents of bed-sharing claim it fosters a bond between parent and baby; they believe it might also help reduce the instances of SIDS.  Opponents, however, fear that the baby will be injured by a parent rolling over.

Is it really that bad?

The jury is still out, as experts disagree.  Some research does show that it will help regulate a baby’s sleep and that it helps both parents and babies sleep better.


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