There’s a huge debate among moms and the community about co-sleeping with your baby. New moms who are breast feeding find that having the baby close makes nighttime feedings much easier…but is Baby safe when sharing a bed with mom?
The practice of co-sleeping has been discouraged by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported over 500 deaths of infants and toddlers below the age of 2 who were sleeping in bed with mom and dad. These facts have some parents concerned.
On the other hand, some people say that co-sleeping can encourage moms to breast feed and helps babies and moms sleep better. There’s even some research that says co-sleeping can help decrease the chance of sudden infant death syndrome.
Solution for Safe Co-Sleeping
If you’ve been trying to decide if you want to co-sleep with your baby, but aren’t sure if you want to take the risk…here’s a great solution.
Get an Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper. Co-sleepers are safe baby beds that actually attach to the side of mom’s bed allowing baby to sleep next to mom in a very safe environment. This way, mom can hear Baby throughout the night and when it’s time to breast feed she can simply reach over and pull Baby from the co-sleeper, to her side, for easy nighttime feedings. Then as soon as Baby is full, mom can gently place Baby back into the Co-sleeper and soothe her little angel back to sleep with a song or gentle touch. Then both baby and mom can rest easy knowing that they’re close to one another, but not too close to pose a safety hazard.
As a bonus…after Baby is old enough to sleep in his/her own crib and nursery the co-sleeper can be used as a play yard for safe play time when mom needs to get things done around the house.