According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, in a new statement,
Babies should sleep in the same room as their parents, but in their own crib or bassinet, for the first year of their lives in order to reduce the risk of sleep-related deaths, including from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The statement repeated the recommendation that babies should sleep on their backs on a clean surface, without toys or blankets, which has been their guideline since the 1990s, and which has reduced sudden infant deaths by some 50 percent.
This is good to know. SIDS is real.