We've all heard that sleeping with your baby in bed with you is somewhat risky. Soft blankets, a soft mattress, parents rolling on top of their babies...there are plenty of ways a child could suffocate and die by co-sleeping (and many children have). Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is more common in co-sleeping families (babies in same bed as parents).
The city of Milwaukee is taking it one step further by scaring the $#% out of people by releasing these ads. Equating a child sleeping in an adult bed to sleeping with a butcher knife. Wow.
I'll admit it, as a breastfeeding-on-demand Mom, I sometimes lay my son next to me in bed in the middle of the night and we fall asleep together. Call me an insane demon if you want, Milwaukee. (Note--I do move pillows away from his face, he is not covered or twisted in our sheets, and our mattress is pretty firm--love our Tempur-pedic. But I digress).
Here's the press release. And here is CNN's video story about it.
What do you think? Appropriate? Too extreme?