Do people really roll over on their babies when co sleeping?
I disagree that the only people who roll onto their babies are fat, drunk, or drug-addicted. Obviously, those are characteristics of people that are more prone, however, it can happen to a lot of different people. Everybody sleeps different and there are good moms that are heavy sleepers. Also, part of the risk is not just rolling over the baby, but the baby being suffocated by blankets or pillows, or when the bed is not set up “baby-friendly” that the baby rolls off the bed and can suffocate between the bed and a wall or is covered on the floor with a blanket, etc. You do have to really re-evaluate the bed since the infant doesn’t have the instinct to not roll out of bed. Also, a significant percentage of suffocation deaths while parent and baby are sleeping together happen on the couch when baby is sleeping on top and rolls in between the couch and the adult and suffocates. Sometimes it is not even a parent that typically co-sleeps but a parent who has fallen asleep with the baby on