Milwaukee Infant Dies After Sleeping In Adult Bed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County authorities say a 4-month-old girl has died after being found wedged between a wall and the mattress of an adult bed.

Some authorities advise against sleeping in the same bed as an infant. But the mother says the baby didn’t like sleeping in the bassinet.

Authorities say the mother put Reneja Teague-McGowan down for a nap Thursday, and later lay down next to her to sleep. The medical examiner’s report says 24-year-old Khadeja Teague of Milwaukee awoke and couldn’t immediately find the baby.

The mother told investigators she found Reneja between the mattress and wall and called 911. She says her baby wasn’t breathing but had a heartbeat when she was found. The baby later died.

Teague told investigators she had not taken any drugs or alcohol.

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  • Used Cribs Up North

    I wish people would stop sleeping with their babies! If the baby didn’t like sleeping in the bassinet, then get a crib instead. There is more room. My babies didn’t like bassinets either, their hands hit the sides and woke them. I put them in cribs and they were fine.
    Babies don’t belong in adult beds!

    • Father

      My boys have all at one point or another slept in our bed with two adults. I often take a sunday afternoon nap with them as they get older. They have never been injured from this activity. I wouldn’t recommed this if the matress could move or the parent were under the influence as it could pose risk to the infant.

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