Instead of bed sharing, room share with your baby.
This means keeping your baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep for at least the first 6 months. Place your baby’s crib, bassinet, portable crib or play yard in your bedroom, close to your bed. The AAP recommends room sharing because it can decrease the risk of SIDS by as much as 50% and it’s much safer than bed sharing. Room sharing will also make it easier for you to feed, comfort and watch your baby.