Whilst we all have to respect the Victorian Coroner – recent case investigating deaths of babies, I am concerned when someone as high profile as he is, puts out a blanket statement that co-sleeping is dangerous and should never be done – that is certainly the media interpretation! Co-sleeping with a newborn baby/child is safe, if parent’s follow the SIDS guidelines, and have a SIDS friendly sleeping environment, which is basic common sense. There is just so much confusing information for new parents today. For those Mum’s who have been in tune with their baby during pregnancy, labour and birth, she should be encouraged to trust her instincts as to the best place for her to continue bonding. There are so many advantages in sleeping safely with your baby, including better quality sleep for Mum and baby, breastfeeding made easier, but most importantly, it provides a gentle and wonderful transition from womb to the ‘real world’. So don’t give up, just follow the SIDS guidelines and trust your instincts.