To Share or Not To Share Your Bed with your Baby


Now that you can finally watch your baby sleeps right in front of you or even have him or her sleep in your arms. You surely will need a place for your bundle of joy to spend the night in. Perhaps you couldn’t just have enough of your baby that you wanted to be with her and you wanted to keep her within your reach at all times. Even when you’re asleep.

Well, worry no more! You and your baby can share the bed together; you can also do it with your partner. Yes, it is very understandable and practical too.

It is indeed a rewarding experience to be there for her in the middle of the night when she wakes up and ask for milk. It makes getting up to breast feed the baby easier and it is beneficial to both the mother and the baby with their sleep cycle.

Both the mother and the father benefit from this, it enables them to bond with their child during the night or before going to sleep. There are certain studies show that children who share their parent’s bed have high levels of independence and self-esteem. However, there are important things to remember before considering sharing your bed with your baby.

First and foremost is to see to it that the bed itself is properly and correctly set. Use firm a mattress. Eliminate gaps between the bed and the wall as this can be dangerous. Install a guardrail if possible as this keeps little people from falling. Place padding on the floor around the bed in case of a fall.

Getting rid with over-sized pillows and thick comforters is also a good idea. Dress your babies lightly for him or her to be more comfortable since you already share body heat. Position your baby on her back until he or she is six months old, this said to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as positioning a baby on her stomach will sleeping increases this risk. Prevent smoker people from sleeping in the bed with the baby, as much as possible do not allow anyone other than yourself sleep with your child.

After sharing not just your bed with your little one you are also able to share that very wonderful experience with him or her that will surely be treasured a lifetime. By the time you are ready to move your child out of your bed and when he or she is ready, do it gradually and gently. It is important to work on a consistent, positive bedtime routine.

To prevent a snuffling sound of a newborn baby, try turning on the fan to add some white noise in the room. Another thing also is not to share the bed with your baby if you have had alcohol too much alcohol or have taken some drugs, be it legal or illegal for this can affect and suppress alertness.

Given this information, now you can decide whether to let your baby sleep with you in your bed or not. But one thing is for sure, a sleeping baby is truly a good subject for photography. You can take creative shots with your dearest baby while he or she is in deep slumber. You can also take pictures of your baby wearing his or her wacky sleeping position. And who knows, it might take your baby to stardom!

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