Infant sleeping alone in adult single bed

Patient : Infant son 4 weeks old. I am staying with my mother in law, where I have brought our Boogaboo pram for the baby to sleep. My In-Law keeps puttin the Infant in an Adult Single-bed, and leaving to sleep alone. I have looked on the internet and the advise is to never leave the infnats sleep alone, and not to let them sleep in an adult bed. Can you give me some rasons so I can explain this to them. regards, Brian
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