SIDS is commonly known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the aim of the medical society is to decrease the number of cases concerning this issue. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the parents to sleep in the same room as their child for minimum 6 months up to a year after the baby is born.
In this way the risk of SIDS can be reduced to 50%. Of course this does not mean that the parent and child should always sleep in the same bed, sometimes that scenario is not advisable. The best way would be for the baby to sleep in its own crib but next to the parent’s bed.