Drunk Mother Who May Have Suffocated Her Baby Daughter By Rolling On Her In Sleep Admits She Does The Same To Her Baby Son

Co-sleeping with a baby is quite a controversial topic. It’s highly likely that more than half of all parents will find themselves sharing a sleep space with their babies one way or another in the first six months.

While sleeping with a baby in bed is still being under discussion, sleeping together on sofas and armchairs should be avoided. They are many dangers that come with this decision, especially if parents consume alcohol and smoke. A recent case proves that parents should think twice before sharing a sleeping space with their newborn children.

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A 35-year-old mother, Clare Clifford, placed her seven-month-old daughter Charlotte in an 'unsafe sleeping position' while being 'intoxicated', which may have caused the baby’s death.

Clare, who was drinking the night before, found her daughter was not breathing when she woke up in the morning lying in the same bed with her.

The doctors revealed that there is a possibility the baby died after her 'intoxicated' mother rolled onto her in bed when they were both sleeping. But it also could have been a result of a sudden unexplained death in infancy.

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A year later, Clare Clifford, who also has another daughter Layla, admits she is still drinking and co-sleeping with her newborn son. However, Clifford explained she drinks less because she is breastfeeding.

Claire claims the health visitor has no concerns about her drinking habits and co-sleeping. She also revealed she started using a sleep apnea alarm when sleeping with her son, which tracks the baby's breathing and heart rate.

Do you think she is doing the right thing?

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