The decision to co-sleep is a very personal one. It's also a choice that looks different from bedroom to bedroom. Some parents may choose to bring their child into the adult bed with them, others may set up a bassinet or co-sleeper bed close enough to the adult bed that the baby is at arm's length. No matter which arrangement parents opt for, as long as they are making safe choices, there are some amazing things that happen between you and your baby when you co-sleep that can't be denied. And this goes beyond just hearing those sweet sounds your little one makes as they dream away.
If you are considering co-sleeping, your first step is to create a safe sleeping environment for your family. Once you understand what measures need to be in place to protect your baby, you can start to enjoy all the cool benefits that come from making the choice to co-sleep. Even though nighttime is not an active time between mother and baby, loads of connecting is happening as you inhale and exhale in the same sleepy space.
Whether you're considering co-sleeping, or have been for years, these 11 amazing happenings between mama and baby will remind you why you are drawn to this decision in the first place.