Too close for comfort? Debate on bed sharing with baby continues Friday, January 26, - Kourtney Kardashian, a mum of three, is the latest celebrity recruit to this parenting style which involves keeping your child physically close at all times.
This means breastfeeding on demand, substituting the buggy for a sling, and sharing the same bed as the child at night time. Devotees of attachment parenting believe bed sharing is beneficial for babies.
It also helps reduce the intake of air. We use quality materials, have high manufacturing standards, and hand-embroider every garment.
Noel Vasquez His research claims bed-sharing babies sleep better and establish a stronger emotional bond with their parents. He believes their brains develop more optimally, leading to fewer behavioural problems in later life.
Parents are advised not to bed-share if babies are less than three months old, were born prematurely, or were born weighing less than 5.
They are also told not to bed-share if they smoke or on occasions when they consume alcohol or drugs.
All of this is to minimise the risk of the child being smothered in their bed. My son Milo is 13 months old. Shortly after he was born, midwives showed me how to place him to sleep in his cot.
The public health nurse reiterated this on her home visits, insisting that he never sleep in my bed.
My partner was even more adamant. A big man who tosses and turns a lot in his sleep, he was terrified of what he might do to a small baby. He made me promise not to have our son in our bed.
My baby cat naps — is this normal? The dropside guides have to be firmly fixed.
Would it have been better for him to stay with me? It says children who share beds with their parents receive higher evaluations for their behaviour from their teachers and are under-represented among psychiatric populations. But researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine came to a different conclusion.
With such conflicting advice, what should parents do? Wolfe shared her bed with her four children, now aged 15, 13, 10, and seven. Your bed is not made with a baby in mind so you have to make it safe for them.
Mind any gaps between the bed and the wall. Watch out for loose bedding and always make sure the baby is lying on a flat surface and not on a pillow. They could be smothered by the duvet. These co-sleepers are cots that are open on one side and attached to your bed. They are just one of the many ways of staying attached and available.
It can happen anywhere the child is sleeping, not just in a cot, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of it happening.
The mattress should be clean, firm, and flat, with no tears and it should fit the cot correctly, leaving no gaps.
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