When it comes to attempting to get a good night's sleep, having a family bed can be the answer. But before you embark on a family sleep over, there are safe family bed practices to consider, all in the name of sleeping soundly.
Many families opt for a family bed because babies like to be close to their mom. It makes sense, seeing as they just spent 10 months in her womb. For many kids, this need for closeness continues even as they hit more milestones. Some kids just sleep better when right next to you, and if your child is getting a restful sleep, that means you are, too.
The benefits to having a family bed whether you have an baby, toddler, or big kid are there as long as it's done safely. Here are a few factors to consider to keep everyone safe (and sane) when sharing the family bed.