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The good and the bad of co-sleeping cribs


Is it advisable that our baby share a bedroom and even a bed with us? This question is asked by many future mothers and fathers. It is an increasingly widespread option in the West, and in some cultures such as Japanese, it is a habit that continues even until the child reaches 7 years of age.

And if he sleeps with his parents, is it better for him to do so in the same bed or in a crib known as co-sleeping? The pediatrician associations advise against the idea of ​​the baby sharing a bed with his parents due to the risk that this entails, among other things, of suffocation for the little one and recommend, in the case of opting for this option, to use co-sleeping cots.

One of the side bars of the co-sleeping cribs is lowered clinging to her parents' bed in such a way that the baby can sleep close to them comfortably in their own space and safely.

1- The co-sleeping cribs facilitate breastfeeding, since they prevent the mother from having to get up and go to another room when the baby demands her food, which favors maternal rest.

2- Babies feel protected and safe having their parents close by which helps them to be calmer and better able to sleep both themselves and their parents.

3- According to some experts, the well-being of the baby generated by co-sleeping it also favors their neuronal development.

4- Being close to their parents allows avoid sudden death episodes or sleep apnea in the little one.

5- A emotional link closer between parents and children by sharing the space in which to rest.

1- The fact that the baby shares his sleeping space with his parents instead of sleeping in his own room can generate some dependency on their parents, which makes the change more difficult when we decide to move him to his room, and can even make them more dependent on other emotional aspects.

2- The noise that their parents can generate when sleeping in case of snoring or loud breaths can affect babies' sleep quality causing them to wake up more frequently, which will also affect the rest of their parents.

3- The baby can associate the time of sleep to being with his parents, so if that circumstance does not occur or we try to make the baby fall asleep at a time other than at night, or in another room, It can cause problems for the baby to fall asleep when noticing that absence.

4- The fact that the baby shares rest space with his parents generates the loss of intimacy between your parents which can lead to relationship problems.

5- It may be the case that a nursing baby demand more food by feeling your mother close, causing him to wake up a greater number of times during the night, making it difficult for him to rest as well as that of his parents.

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Video: Co-Sleeping and How I Side-Carred a Cot (July 2021).