Sleeping with your babyMarch 22, 2012 1 Comment
When I became a parent, co-sleeping with your baby was deemed a big fat no no. As a new parent I always put my first born in his cot, never entertaining the idea of co-sleeping with him or any other baby, or so I thought. The day my daughter was born I discovered that she only settled when nestled between my chest and arm, with her head on my shoulder. In that position, she was calm, contented and it felt like the most natural thing in the world for her and for me.
Yet in spite of literature to hand, and a midwife taking my daughter out of my arms while she slept; I chose to co-sleep with my daughter. While the world “tut tutted” over this, I heeded my primordial parental instincts; and responded to my daughter’s communication cues. Turns out in latest research, it’s not such a bad idea; if done safely.
There are some interesting articles that talk about the latest research, indicating that in situations where certain things are avoided; co-sleeping with your baby can be safe. People who are not advocates of the concept air on the side of caution. What are your thoughts? http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/sleep-problems/sids-latest-research-how-sleeping-your-baby-safe , http://www.abc.net.au/gnt/future/Transcripts/s1058920.htm .
A great video with different views involved in co-sleeping with your baby.