Table 3

 Summary of the mean temperature data two hours after sleep onset, including the mean rate of change thereafter (to eight hours after sleep onset)

Study groupBed-sharing (n = 28)Cot-sleeping (n = 28)Difference (95% CI)
Means were adjusted to the mean value for age and season.
*Data missing from three infants in the bed-sharing group.
Rectal (°C)
    Mean at 2 h36.7936.750.05 (−0.03 to 0.14)
    Rate of change/h0.040.030.01 (0.00 to 0.02)
*Shin (°C)
    Mean at 2 h35.4334.600.83 (0.18 to 1.49)
    Rate of change/h0.04−0.100.13 (0.08 to 0.19)
*Δ rectal-shin (°C)
    Mean at 2 h1.382.14−0.76 (−1.41 to −0.11)
    Rate of change/h0.000.13−0.13 (−0.19 to −0.07)
Ambient (°C)
    Mean at 2 h16.0117.45−1.44 (−2.65 to −0.23)
    Rate of change/h−0.20−0.15−0.06 (−0.11 to −0.01)