TABLE 2.

Sleeping Practices at 1 and 6 Months of Age

No. of Infants (%)
Age 1 mo (n = 185)Age 6 mo (n = 147)
Infant bed shared for naps/overnight
    Yes94 (50.8)26 (17.7)
    No91 (49.2)121 (82.3)
Infant placed in bed
    Back124 (67.0)100 (68.0)
    Side26 (14.0)13 (8.8)
    Stomach017 (11.6)
    Combinations35 (18.9)17 (11.6)
Infant wakes in bed (at 6 mo)
    BackNA62 (42.2)
    StomachNA31 (21.1)
    SideNA11 (7.5)
    CombinationsNA43 (29.2)
Bedding
    Crib/bassinet only87 (47.0)119 (80.9)
    Parent's bed only19 (10.3)15 (10.2)
    Combinations72 (38.9)12 (8.2)
    Other7 (3.8)1 (0.68)
Room in which infant sleeps
    Parent's room132 (71.3)68 (46.3)
    Infant's room29 (15.7)79 (53.7)
    Living room with parents4 (2.2)0
    Unknown20 (10.8)0
  • NA indicates not applicable.