Co-sleeping gets a lot of press these days. (We write about the topic quite often ourselves!) But, as we are quick to point out in our articles, co-sleeping can be kind of a misleading term. Some parents who share a bed with their babies call it co-sleeping; other parents who share a room with their babies call it co-sleeping. But sharing a room is quite different than sharing a bed...so maybe we need a little more information about these different kinds of co-sleeping. Read on to learn more
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Let's face it: accidental co-sleeping is real! You know the kind of co-sleeping I'm talking about, right? The kind of co-sleeping that you never really planned on, but that just kind of happens on its own? The kind of co-sleeping where you put your child to sleep in her own bed, only to find her in YOUR bed a few hours later? Yep. That kind of accidental co-sleeping. Sure, plenty of parents co-sleep intentionally, out of a desire to practice attachment parenting principles. But based on
Co sleeping tends to be a controversial topic; some parents are adamant that co sleeping is the best and most natural sleeping arrangement for all families, while others are just as adamant about the dangers of co sleeping with a baby. All that aside, though, what we've found in our years spent working with tired families is that, far from being interested in the debate, exhausted moms and dads have a far more pressing about question co sleeping: "If I co sleep, will my baby and I
You know a myth we hear often, that really gets us riled up? It's the myth that attachment parents can't, or shouldn't, sleep train. We've worked with many attachment parents over the years who've told us that initially, they were very, VERY hesitant to sleep coach because they felt that it would surely mean they had to compromise all their AP values and principles. Some of these parents struggled with chronic exhaustion and sleeplessness for years before finally reaching out to us for
To co-sleep, or not to co-sleep...that's a hot, debatable topic these days! Of course, we work with families all over the world, who sleep in a variety of arrangements, so we pass no judgment. We make it our priority to respect every parent's personal philosophies and goals. But we also make it a priority to emphasize the importance of safe sleep practices. And let's face it, when it comes to co-sleeping, there is quite a debate out there about whether or not it's a safe way to sleep.