Thursday, February 2, 2012

Co-Sleeping? No Thanks.

First off, as a disclaimer, just because I dont agree with something, doesnt mean YOU have to agree with me disagreeing (woa what?? lol). AND, i realize co-sleeping with your baby is getting more and more popular, so dont feel like im dissing you, this is just MY input on it.
K lets begin my lovelies. 

I came across this pin on Pinterest.

When Braylee was first born, she had an incident at the hospital that TERRIFIED me that it might happen again. She spit up and had chocked on that "flem" stuff thats babies have in their bellies from being in your uterus. SHE WENT BLUE! Thank HEAVENS the nurse was in the room when it happened and rushed her to the nursery and got her breathing again. 
Needless to say, Braylee slept RIGHT by my bed for the first weeks or so (as most newborns do). 
Then Braylee WOULD NOT sleep at night. She was backwards, so she ended up in bed with me a lot.

Well i did NOT want her to be a co-sleeper so we made sure it didnt become a habbit, and this is my reasonings :)
  • I NEEEED my sleep! Sleep time is MY time. I want to toss, turn, drool, sprawl out, whatever i want!
  • Its DANGEROUS, especially when they are still pretty small! You can roll onto your baby and kill them!
  • I do NOT want an older kid bugging me and wanting to sleep in mommy and daddy's bed. The older they get, the weirder it is, and the longer they are in your bed, the harder it becomes to GET THEM OUT!
  • Yes, co-sleeping might make a special "bond" with your child, especially if you are breastfeeding. But i dont feel like im distant with Braylee. I have a VERY special bond with her actually due to single parenting her the first 3 months of her life.
But lets get to my MOST IMPORTANT point and really the point of WHY i made this post.
(WARNING.. a little bit of adult content is about to follow. Mature, adult, content)

Bed time is my HUBBY time.

My time to reconnect with him, To cuddle, to talk about our day, to talk about serious things that kids dont need to over hear like financial stuff etc. My time to BOND and reconnect with my husband in between the sheets if you know what i mean. Sorry if thats "inappropriate" to talk about but its NO lie, SEX is SOOOOOO important in a marriage. (ill make a separate post about this topic cuz guess what, we are all adults here and can handle it. MMMKAYYY?? lol)

Co-sleeping can create such a huge wedge between a husband and wife! I mean, what do you do when you want to cuddle and have that comfort from your husband? (or fiance, boyfriend, whatev). Kick the baby out? What do you do when you want to brown chicken brown cow? (sex, if you didnt catch on to that). Kick the baby out? Cuz most likely, when you co-sleep, they WILL NOT sleep in their own bed.

I dunno, just not my cup of tea.

In conclusion. I will NEVER allow Braylee to sleep in my bed on a regular basic or even often. YES, when Braylee is sick, she can come in my bed. If she has a nightmare, YES, she can come in my bed. 
But for little reasons?? No.
Braylee is in a toddler bed. If she randomly starts getting up and coming and crawling into bed with us during the night, i WILL go put her back in bed EVERY time. 
Im NOT getting in that habit haha.

I hope i didnt offend anyone, not my intention.
Just my opinion
Everyone lives their own lives how they see fit.
Do your thing.

(website where i researched some pros and cons found HERE)
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