January 16, 2007 1:50pm CST
How many of you out there let your children sleep in bed with you? my daughter is 6 months old and she has slept in bed with me since birth. I am nursing so i find it much easier to have her in bed with me when she wakes up in the middle of the night she gets fed and falls back to sleep relatively fast compared to if i'd have to pick her up get her settled for a feeding and then get her to fall back to sleep. Plus i just like having her near me when i sleep. i know she's safe and comfortable and warm. Daddy doesn't like it.. for those who are Pro co-sleeping - how can i tell him this is what my instinct tells me to do without causing yet another argument? and for the non co-sleepers - Why are you against it? isn't it natural?
16 Jan 07
Well, as a mom of two, I used to let my youngest sleep with me, but it didn't cause too much of an issue as I didn't do it long, but to each there own for sure. I totally see your point of view that it is a reassurance to know that she is safe, comfortable and warm. Maybe instead of telling him why you like it, ask him to calmly point out what he doesn't enjoy about it and then try to work something out. If he isn't willing to work with you on a solution, well, I would only have one word for him....COUCH!
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16 Jan 07
I am for co-sleeping up until they are done nursing. They need that security feeling and bonding with the mother. Only advice I can give you is to sit down with your husband and tell him how important this is to you and you really need his support on this as a husband and father.