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Children up to the age of ten need the physical touch and nearness of parents.
Children brought up this way are less prone to emotional insecurity.
The practice of allotting a bed room for a child may sound great under the mistaken impression that it develops their independence, when they are not even aware of dependence.
It not only breeds insecurity , the child also becomes distant from the parents once they reach adolescence.
Parents will be regarded as care takers , nothing more.
In Indian Families, till about fifty years back, the concept of a bedroom for any one, including parents was unknown.
Members of the family used to sleep in the ‘Koodam’(hall)
Youngsters had little emotional insecurity and were more affectionate and well-balanced in their approach to life.
At least not after the baby has turned one — the age where sudden infant death syndrome is no longer considered a risk.
“Parents can do what works best for their family and not feel guilty if they choose to bed-share, because there probably aren’t lasting impacts,” said Lauren Hale of Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York, who led the study.
The main worry with small babies is sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, which killed nearly 2,300 children in 2008, according Dr. Fern Hauck of the AAP.
“When they are smaller the concerns are greater for suffocation or for SIDS, and that is why the AAP recommends against bed-sharing,” Hauck, who was not involved in the new work, told Reuters Health.