When organizing bed sharing with your baby, you must be wondering – if it’s safe, and when will it end?
Safety wise there must be one condition met: the woman must be in sound mind and memory.
If certain areas of the brain are shut off, especially the ones that control sleeping, it is not safe to bedshare.
So as a result of alcohol, drugs usage or other conscious altering psychotropic drugs, a woman can accidently lay over the child, which is dangerous and she should not put the baby in the same bed. All other cases are safe.
Can you imagine that a pregnant woman would lie on her stomach while asleep being In the right mind and memory? … No! Such cases are not known.
You can say that a woman who gave birth already has an experience of co-sleeping with her baby, right?
Only difference now is that the child is outside, not inside. And he continues, as before, to sleep next to his mother!
Now – when will it end?)))
The child goes into a separate bed at 2.5-3.5 years if:
- He was sleeping with his mother from birth
- There was no forced weaning or putting him in a crib initiated by both child or the mother
- Mom promptly established absences from the child, including absences at night.
- On the 3rd year the child has his bed for a day nap and he can go there at night, when he wants.
- The bed has always belonged to the mother, and the child wasn’t put to sleep there without her by saying: “This is mummy’s bed”
- The child was not imposed to separate sleeping before 3 years old.
- Father and mother of the child sleep in the same bed with the mother sleeping in the middle.
- Mom and Dad take up most of the bed, not giving priority to the child. It becomes crowded, not very interesting for him and he goes away.
The second and third children of the same woman go into a separate bed at an earlier age than the first one.
Just remember to treat your child appropriately to his age, and remember that it is necessary to sleep next to your husband, after all it’s all about balance! The baby’s there temporary=))