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A Sunrise Hospital doctor discusses the dangers of co-sleeping Nov. 8, 2018.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- After reports of numerous infant deaths, Las Vegas Metro police abuse and neglect officers and Sunrise Hospital doctors warned parents of the dangers of co-sleeping. 

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents are recommended to share rooms with their infants, but not beds. This may reduce the infant's risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of death. 

Doctors warned parents of the following dangers:

  • Getting trapped by the bed's frame, headboard or footboard
  • Getting stuck between the bed and the wall, furniture or other objects
  • Falling off the bed
  • Being suffocated by pillows, blankets or quilts or from laying facedown
  • Having another person roll on top of him
  • SIDS

In October, detectives investigated five sleep-related infant deaths, bringing the total to 23 deaths for 2018. 

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