Co-sleeping: pros vs. cons!

My son has been having a lot of trouble with sleeping at night. He’s almost 12 weeks and it takes us hours to get him to go to sleep. He falls asleep fastest when my husband or I am with him. I know co-sleeping gets a pretty bad rep, but is it really that bad?

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Andrea posted June 13, 2019

Co-sleeping is definitely something not to do. Your little one can suffocate if you roll over onto them, and co-sleeping increases your baby’s risk of SIDS! It’s a no no. 0 Likes

Luna posted June 13, 2019

I think it depends on what you mean by co-sleeping. If it’s sleeping in the same bed as you, I’d say you probably shouldn’t. Can be pretty dangerous. But if it’s them sleeping in a bassinet or crib in the same room as you, that’s totally okay, and makes it easier for you to feel close to them throughout the night. Sleeping in the same room as your little one is totally okay (and maybe even good). 0 Likes

Maile posted July 2, 2019

There have been study after study proving that co-sleeping is beneficial. We are one of the only cultures that doesn't encourage co-sleeping. I am pro co-sleeping not only does it help my kids feel safe, but I tend to sleep better hearing them breathe. I figure at some point my kids will feel comfortable enough to one day sleep on their own. 3 Likes

Deborah posted February 3, 2020

Co sleeping can be very dangerous. The sooner the child knows you will always come when he needs you the less he will cry. 0 Likes

Kim posted April 12, 2020

Look up Dr James McKenna out of the university of Notre Dame on ways to safely co-sleep. 0 Likes

Stacey posted December 27, 2020

We are one of the only cultures that has yet to embrace co-sleeping. We do it with both our kids and have since day one. Read Dr. Sears and his thoughts on it if you need more data but our cave people instincts allow us to chill and sleep better when all together. Plus, it is just magical for bonding and the cuddles are great for all. 1 Like