I see how it can be tempting. You have a newborn baby, you are getting very little sleep and your are often awaken by your baby crying. You go into the child's room or take the baby out of the bassinet in your room and bring them to your bed. The infant is comforted and soon both of you are fast asleep in your bed, along with possibly your husband or partner.
A recent study released claims one in three infant deaths are the result of unsafe sleeping conditions. And in fact, unsafe sleeping is the second leading cause of infant deaths. The first is infections in mothers and babies. Infants sleeping in their parents' bed, can easily be smothered by pillows and blankets or have their parents accidentally roll over them.
While it may mean you receive less zzzz's, parents should make an effort to have their infant sleep in their cribs. It may be the difference between life and death.