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Co-Sleeping Celebrities

Co-sleeping refers to the practice of sharing your bed with your baby or child. There’s lots of controversy around co-sleeping but I think it’s as fine an idea as any.

In Western culture the assumption is that we all sleep alone from a very early age, if not from day one. But that’s not the assumption in many other places. I can see pros and cons to both crib and co-sleeping and have, in fact, experienced the pros and cons of both.

Over at The Stir, Julie Ryan Evans has put together a list of celebrities for whom co-sleeping is most definitely working. Not everyone is comfortable admitting they co-sleep in our independent sleep-minded culture, but these are some famous people who’ve stepped up. Here’s the list:

Kourtney Kardashian (recently defended her choice in People mag)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (have a custom family bed)

Pam Anderson (into “attachment parenting”)

Nia Long (still sleeps with 9 year-old)

Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates (once told OK! they let the teen kids into bed with them)

I’d add: Josie Bisset and Leah Remini.

What do you think of this practice? Does it sound appealing or scary? Kardashian said she was freaked out when friends said they slept with their kids, but now she gets it. Parents I know who co-sleep are often inspired by a larger parenting “philosophy,” but sometimes they’re just inspired by “whatever works.”

photo: Kelly Sue/Flickr

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