As new parents, you and your partner may have had the discussion on where to put your baby to sleep at night.
Most people will put their newborn to bed in a crib or a bassinet next to the bed or in another room. Then you have others who have absolutely no problems with having baby sleeping with parents.
Today, we’re going to highlight the pros and cons of co-sleeping with a newborn, at what age should you stop sleeping with your baby, as well as some tips for safe co-sleeping.
Co-sleeping is a term that describes when parents or a caregiver sleeps with, or in close proximity, to their baby. Some different ways families approach co-sleeping include:
Co-sleeping isn’t just beneficial for newborns and children, it’s beneficial for everyone in the family. Some of these benefits include:
Although the benefits of co-sleeping, there are some drawbacks as well:
If you decide that you want your baby sleeping with you, then you’ll want to create a safe co-sleeping space when sharing your bed with your baby. You can do that by following these tips:
Co-sleeping isn’t going to be for everyone and it isn’t a decision you should take lightly. We don’t recommend parents diving blindly into this sleeping arrangement because it’s more than just sharing a bed with your baby.
You have to create a safe environment for your little one, but you also have to be mindful of yourself when and how you sleep.
Leave us a comment below to share your co-sleeping stories, tips, and advice. We’d love to hear from you!