|Many mothers and fathers find that allowing their baby to sleep with them in their bed is the only thing that seems to comfort them when they are crying at night.
But parents have been put off this technique of putting a baby to sleep due to an apparent link with cot death.
However, the new British study, which is to be presented to a conference of the charity Unicef in Glasgow this week, suggests that other factors bear a stronger link to cot death and that once these factors are stripped away, the act of sharing a bed itself presents no increased risk to the baby.
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