Sleeping together, also called co-sleeping, In fact, often you are strongly advised. Wrongly. If you and your baby like it, you can just do it. However, it is important to make certain things happen when you crawl together with your baby in one bed.
Each family has its own habits and uses. In the Netherlands it is quite common for babies to sleep in their own crib and go to their own room quickly. In many parts of the world, especially the non-Western countries, sleeping together is quite common.
No broken nights
Also in the Netherlands there are parents sleeping in one bed with their baby or older children. Some parents are sleeping with their baby because they like it. Others see it as the solution for the broken nights. In our country, sleeping together often results in mixed reactions. Do not let it down, you as a mother know what’s best for your child.
Proponents of sleeping together say that it is better for bonding with your baby, because you can also respond directly at night. For breast-feeding mothers, it’s an advantage that you do not have your bed. So if you get a comment, you have a resonance now!
Should you consider sleeping with your baby, please observe safety precautions. In infants, as well as older babies, you should always prevent a baby from falling into bed, getting caught or falling out of bed.
Starting with sleeping together is not that difficult. One question many parents are doing is: How do I get back from there? Because once again you want to share your bed again with your partner, without the children. Do not worry, that comes by itself. Join your child’s rhythm and let it come to you. You will see that the sleepies will take place in your own bed during the day, after which it is a small step to put your baby in his own crib in the evening.