We are expecting our first child in December. Not sure yet if AP is right for us, but I have been lurking this board A LOT lately. I have seen a lot of people say that it is recommended that you co-sleep with your child up to 6 months because of reduced SIDS risk? I do understand the difference between co-sleeping in general and bed sharing, and if anything we will only co-sleep with baby in a pnp or something.
So my question is (and forgive me, I did try to find the answer by googling, but I was having no such luck) why is co-sleeping a way to reduce the risk of SIDS?
I've heard a couple of different things, one being that it helps the baby create a normal breathing pattern...otherwise I just thought maybe that way you are close if the baby is having problems breathing or something?
Maybe I should also add that the baby's crib would only be maybe 20 feet away in an adjacent room, with no door separating (our house has a weird setup). Anyway, any insight on this would be greatly appreciated, as we haven't decided for sure whether to have baby closer to us in the beginning or not. Thanks!