As many of us (me, hopefully soon) await the birth/arrival of our babies, we contemplate many facets of parenting. We read up on how to increase our chances of breastfeeding, debate between which car seat to purchase and start to think about how tired we’re going to be when tending to a newborn and all their needs.
I have talked only briefly on Babble about our decision to co-sleep, but I don’t hide the fact that I am a big advocate for co-sleeping. I also recognize that what I decide for my family is not going to be what everyone decides for theirs — and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I know full-well that majority of parents do what they do from what they know at the time and always with the best intentions at heart.
With all that said, I have received some interesting comments over the past few weeks that has to do with our decision to co-sleep. Comments came in that questioned our safety practices, comments that perpetuated a lot of widespread myths and some people even got nasty and started calling me names. It’s cool, I am used to it and can take it all with a grain of salt because we did our research, we know how to co-sleep safely and we don’t buy into those myths that surround it thanks to fear-mongers. For those of you who are open to co-sleeping, on the fence about it and for those of you who don’t agree with it at all — here is what I wish more knew about co-sleeping:
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