Co-sleeping is a controversial topic among parents and pediatricians. Here, we explore the drawbacks and benefits of co-sleeping, with advice to help you decide whether to share a bed with your children. Co-sleeping is a controversial issue: The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP says parents should never let their baby sleep in the bed with them—citing the risk of suffocation, sudden infant death syndrome SIDS , and other sleep-related deaths. And the practice can also negatively affect older children, who may become dependent on bed sharing as a sleep crutch. Despite this evidence, some parents praise co-sleeping because it promotes bonding , helps children feel safe, and makes nursing easier. Read more about the characteristics of safe baby sleep, as well as the disadvantages and benefits of co-sleeping with your children.
Best Sleep Ever: Moms Recount the First Time Baby Slept Through the Night
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Tempted to give in to nighttime visits from your little one? Here's why one mom finally gave in to the family bed. It's 1 a. Suddenly, the bedroom door bangs open and the small, sturdy figure of my 5-year-old daughter stands framed in the doorway. She hesitates a moment, as if not quite sure where her sleepy feet have led her. Then, like a heat-seeking missile homing in on its target, she launches herself across the room and burrows into our bed.
When Your Child Sleeps in Your Bed
Her cries would wake up my son who was 21 months old at the time. It was rough dealing with a toddler and infant all day long—and then all night long, as well. I was at my wits' end. When she was about three months, she miraculously turned into an amazing sleeper. I was used to putting her down around 6 p.
Mom and son sleeping together. Mom hugging her son. Royalty-Free Stock Photo.