There's a debate going on at The Soccer Mom Vote about CoSleeping.
If we want to traffic in horror stories to make our point, I'm happy to share my own. When Lily was only a few months old she was asleep next to me on our bed and I awoke to the very soft sounds of her choking. She had spit up and because she was on her back, she was drowning in her own spit up. Because I was asleep right next to her and heard what was happening, I was able to quickly and effortlessly flip her over and help her start breathing again. Had she been down the hall in a crib, even with the monitor on I fear that I would have lost her. Who knows for sure, but I'm thrilled I'll never have to find out.