When we think of co-sleeping and bed-sharing, what do we actually imagine? Some people may have a very negative image in their mind about the process of co-sleeping. Others will simply not believe that co-sleeping and bed-sharing are safe.
So, what are the facts about co-sleeping? Let’s look at some of the facts about the process.
One of the most common misconceptions about co-sleeping is that it is dangerous for infants and small children. However, the fact of the matter is that co-sleeping and bed-sharing can be extremely beneficial to infants and small children.
For one thing, it can provide a good night sleep for infants and small children. In fact, co-sleeping can make a tremendous difference when it comes to a baby’s development.
Another misconception about co-sleeping and bed-sharing is that it can lead to a child rolling over onto his or her stomach. This can result in serious injury. So, it is important to ensure that your baby is sleeping on his or her back. It is also important to ensure that you are holding your baby’s head up and not your face.
Also, co-sleeping and bed-sharing can be very beneficial for older children who are having trouble growing up. It is well documented that co-sleepers tend to be more independent and less aggressive than those that do not co-sleep with their children. The result is that the child gets to enjoy life to its fullest because he or she is not constantly worried about whether he or she will wake up at the last second. They will be able to enjoy all the things that they want to do without worrying about waking up their parents.
Co-sleepers also tend to be a lot healthier. Studies have shown that co-sleepers tend to have lower blood pressure levels, fewer instances of asthma, and lower instances of depression.
These are just a few of the benefits of co-sleeping and bed-sharing for children. The bottom line is that co-sleeping and bed-sharing are safe. As long as both parents are caring and responsible, both parents are able to have healthy and happy children.
While there are some dangers associated with bed-sharing, the safety of co-sleeping is still much better. The most dangerous part of co-sleeping and bed-sharing is that children can get suffocated if they are not kept on their backs correctly.
Avoid this by always ensuring that your child is on their back and that their head is held up and above the rest of the body. Once you have made sure that they are comfortable, they will be much less likely to roll over onto their stomachs.
Another thing that parents should avoid is lying on the same side as their baby during co-sleeping and bed-sharing. It may seem like common sense, but it’s a real problem for many parents. The reason is that it makes it hard for the child to breathe. If you find that your baby has trouble breathing while sleeping, it’s best to remove him or her from the bed and start a new bedtime routine.
There are also other things that you can do when co-sleep and bed-sharing that can help to keep your baby’s head elevated. One way is to use a high-quality baby monitor to listen to the parent’s heartbeat. This can help alert you to any problems in the baby’s breathing.
Another method is to talk to your child when they awaken. You want to be able to interact with them and let them know that they need to wake up to take a bite or drink.