Co-sleeping can be a pretty awesome way to spend your nights the first few months (or years) of your baby’s life. First, there’s the super cozy snuggles. You will never snuggle anyone that smells better, whose skin is softer, and whose morning breath you don't actually mind smelling (hell, maybe you even welcome that sweet baby’s breath). When you co-sleep, you’ll likely get more rest because you won’t have to get up ten times a night to tend to your child’s every need. So why do so many non-parents hate on co-sleeping mamas?
I suppose part of the reason why is just a straight lack of knowledge or understanding. Non-parents have no real reason or need to research the pros and cons of various parenting methods. Chances are, the majority of what they know about parenting has to do with what they’ve heard of from friends, relatives, and the news. And unfortunately, if they do any research on co-sleeping and bed-sharing, they’ll run into the occasional headline condemning co-sleeping and bed-sharing, or some horrible story that gives them a false impression of a widely practice parent/child sleep situation. Or, you know, maybe they just want to judge other people. Who knows.
Regardless of the reasons why, both parents and non-parents have no business talking down to you (or anyone else) about the parenting methods that work best for you and your family. So, with that min mind, here are just some of the comments I’ve heard, that I’m certainly sick of hearing, when it comes to co-sleeping.