A friend gave us some baby clothes and it included this onesie. Of course we are so grateful for the beautiful clothes and I’m sure this is no reflection of her thoughts on parenting. I think it is pretty clearly a freebie handed out by a gynecologists office, the maternity ward at a hospital, or (heaven forbid) from an I-know-you’re-breastfeeding-but-here-are-some-formula-samples-“just-in-case” package.
But yes, North American babies are among the only humans, or primates for that matter, that need to sleep alone in a cage-like bed. *rolls eyes*
Don’t you think that using marketing propaganda to talk about how to sleep safely in a crib OR a family bed would be better. When the young mother who doesn’t know better takes her infant to bed with her out of exhaustion she’ll have no idea how to make it safe. After all, it is likely to happen. According to a recent study the bed-sharing rates were 42% at 2 weeks, 34% at 3 months, and 27% at 12 months.