10 Reasons to Co-Sleep with your Child

1)  Feel Good Mornings

When co-sleeping, you wake up to the smiles, laughter and smell of your child and feel the warmth that make your mornings beautiful

2) Bonding

Co-Sleeping snuggled with your child every night brings a closeness that can be very rewarding to the parents.

3) No crying

For breastfeeding mothers, Co-Sleeping makes breastfeeding much easier to manage and practically doubles the amount of breastfeeding sessions while permitting both mothers and infants to spend more time asleep. 

4) Minimal Demands

Co-sleeping is a constant assurance of love and support. The Child is satisfied that her needs are met with all day and night and is less demanding.

5) Comfort

Co-sleeping babies are content and sleep longer. They choose the spot on the parent’s chest and fall asleep listening to the rhythmic heartbeat and the breathing pattern gives them great comfort.

6) Healthy Heart

The presence of the parents improves the baby’s heart rate and blood pressure.

7) Breathing Regulation

Baby’s breathing pattern matches that of the parent’s during co-sleep and becomes more regular.

8) Its Safe

You can check on the baby sleeping next to you causing lesser anxiety

9) Happy Bedtime

The child will form a positive and happy association with bedtime rather than seeing the bed as a prison or an area of confinement.

10)  It’s Free

No need to buy a crib or a baby’s cot and all the accessories that goes with it.

Science Community’s views on Co-Sleeping

Experienced anthropologists James J McKenna and Edmund P Joyce have conducted extensive research in mother-baby behavioral sleep. The results of the study indicate that the benefits of co-sleeping far outweigh the risks. The maternal presence is what gives the baby a sense of security.

The increased exposure to mother’s antibodies which comes with more frequent nighttime breastfeeding can potentially, per any given infant, reduce infant illness.And because co-sleeping in the form of bedsharing makes breastfeeding easier for mothers, it encourages them to breastfeed for a greater number of months, according to Dr. Helen Ball’s studies at the University of Durham, therein potentially reducing the mothers chances of breast cancer.

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