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10 Benefits of Co-sleeping with your Baby

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As a new mom, you may be wondering if co-sleeping with your baby is the right choice for you or not. There are many benefits to co-sleeping that you may not have considered.

The term “co-sleeping” refers to a parent and baby sleeping in the same room, which includes bed-sharing and room-sharing. Room-sharing (when a baby sleeps in their own bassinet or crib next to a parent’s bed) is considered safe and encouraged by safe sleep experts.

However, bed-sharing (when a baby sleeps in the same bed as their parents) is discouraged by safe sleep experts as it can lead to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Here are 10 reasons why co-sleeping with your baby is a great idea:

 

1. You and your baby will get more sleep

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When you co-sleep, you can breastfeed or rock your baby back to sleep without having to leave their side. This means that both you and your baby will get more sleep overall.

 

2. Strengthens the bond between you and your baby

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When you sleep next to your baby, they feel safe and secure. This helps to create a strong emotional bond between you and your child.

 

3. Easier night-time feedings

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If you breastfeed, co-sleeping will make it easier to feed your baby during the night. You won’t have to get out of bed and walk to their crib, which can be difficult when you’re tired.

 

4. Quick response to your baby’s needs

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When you co-sleep, you’ll be able to hear your baby if they cry or need anything during the night. This way, you can respond quickly to their needs without having to search for them in a dark room.

 

5. Babies sleep through the night

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If your baby is used to sleeping next to you, they may be less likely to wake up during the night. This can help them (and you!) get a better night’s sleep.

 

6. Reduce the risk of SIDS

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When babies sleep in the same room as their parents, the risk of SIDS is reduced. This is because parents can keep an eye on their baby and make sure they are breathing properly.

 

7. Help with postpartum depression

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When new moms get enough sleep, they are less likely to experience postpartum depression. Sleeping next to your baby can help you get the rest you need.

 

8. You’ll be able to bond with your partner

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If you co-sleep with your partner, you’ll be able to bond with them while you care for your baby. This can be a great way to strengthen your relationship.

 

9. Co-sleeping can save you money

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You won’t need to buy a crib or bassinet if you co-sleep with your baby. This can save you a lot of money, especially if you have more than one child.

 

10. Co-sleeping is simply convenient

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When you co-sleep, you won’t have to walk to another room to check on your baby during the night. This convenience can be a lifesaver for tired parents.

 

If you’re a new mom, co-sleeping with your baby is definitely worth considering. There are many benefits to co-sleeping that you may not have considered. Keep these 10 reasons in mind when making your decision.

 

Related article : Safety guidelines for co-sleeping with baby

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