Co-sleeping. It's amazing that such a short word raises so many conflicting opinions, even among parents. Although some parents mutually agree that bed sharing or co-sleeping with their baby is an awesome idea, there are many cases where at least one parent has an aversion to it. Although convincing you that co-sleeping is right for you isn't something an article can do, there are a few ways dads can and should help with co-sleeping, because, ultimately it's an all or nothing commitment that both parents need to make.
In fact, studies show that dads who co-sleep may actually be more nurturing and better attuned to their baby's needs, as opposed to those who sleep separately from their kids, according to Scientific American. And like any aspect of parenting, it's better to have both parents actively involved.
I understand the concerns about co-sleeping, I really do. Aside from any safety related qualms, a parent liked to have their space. Before having kids, both my husband and I saw our bed as ours. We slept there and babies didn't. But after having a baby or two we've both realized that sometimes co-sleeping is not only more convenient (because who wants to have to get in and out of bed 10 times per night), it's actually completely natural and instinctive.
So whether you're on the fence about co-sleeping or you're fully committed and excited, these tips will help ensure that co-sleeping is truly a "family affair" instead of a one-sided uphill battle.