Is Co-sleeping good for me or my baby?
Co-sleeping can be a controversial discussion and there are many researches supporting or against it. The truth is co-sleeping works for some families and doesn’t work for others. Parents may decide what they prefer after experiencing it. Some of the pros and cons listed below can be a reference:
Bed-sharing promotes skin-to-skin contact which has been shown to reduce physiological stress of infant, fewer wakeups and strengthened the bonding between parent and baby.
Some studies suggest that co-sleeping babies have less anxiety and higher self-esteem.
Infants who bed-share have more stable temperatures, regular heart rhythms, and fewer long pauses in breathing compared to babies who sleep alone.
Some parents may have better and longer sleep as they feel saver to have their baby aside and no need to leave their own bed to check on baby.
Studies show that room-sharing (not co-sleeping) reduce this risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by as much as 50%.
Pillows, blankets, soft mattresses etc found on an adult bed increase the risk of suffocation.
There is a chance babies can be injured by parents that move or roll over in their sleep.
Transitioning from co-sleeping with parents to sleeping alone in a crib can cause anxiety. Some studies suggest that co-sleeping can create a more dependent child.
**Source : by Christina Alario, www.nestedbean.com
**資料來源 : by Christina Alario, www.nestedbean.com