Yes that's a butcher knife next to a sleeping baby, and according to the City of Milwaukee's Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign, co-sleeping with your baby can be just as dangerous. As a mom who co-slept with both her kids (and who still shares the bed with her 2.5 year old), I completely disagree and quite frankly, I'm offended.
I understand that co-sleeping isn't for everyone, and that this provocative ad gets people talking about co-sleeping, but to imply that all parents who co-sleep with their baby are reckless and negligent is just plain wrong.
Yes, there are some bad apples out there who are clueless--you know, the ones who get drunk or high and pass out with baby in their care--but the rest of us who do it responsibly shouldn't be put in the same boat.
My husband and I took all the precautions before putting our kids in our beds--we had the co-sleepers, skipped the heavy blankets and fluffy pillows, and so on--and both our kids survived...and thrived. In other words, when done the right way, co-sleeping can be safe. How about focusing on that, Milwaukee?
What do you think of the ad? Is it taking it too far? Sound off in the comments below.
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