As you all my know, Cayden is a CHD baby. (if not, read about it here.)
When we were given a list of warning signs to look out for.
I no longer let him sleep in his bassinet. He came right in the bed with us.
So there ya have it. I admit to co sleeping with my infant.
I told myself that I would only do it for a few weeks.
But here we are, 3 months later and he's still in our bed.
Honestly, it's not as horrifying as everyone thinks.
When I became a momma, I stopped sleeping so hard.
When Cayden makes even the smallest movement, I'm awake.
So no, I'm not going to "roll over on him."
It has actually been proven that mom and baby don't hit their deepest
sleep stages while sleeping together. So that, one, reduces the risk of
mom rolling over on baby and two, promotes better sleep because
mom and baby end up sleeping for longer stretches.
While I am throwing out this fact,
I reckon I can go ahead and tell some more benefits of co-sleeping (:
- They say that the baby hearing your breathing and/or detecting your heart beat "reminds" them to breath.
- There have also been studies done showing that it can encourage independence and build self esteem.
- Breastfed Babies tend to feed longer which increases their oxygen flow. In return, helping their little bodies to grow.
- and more benefits here.
Plus, I love waking up to the little coo's and sweet face of my precious boy.
Do/Did and of you co-sleep with your wee one?