My family is a mixed bag when it comes to co-sleeping. In the beginning, I thought it best for everyone to have there own room for sleeping. Then the realities of attending to kids in the wee hours kicked in, and my ideas shifted a bit. Whenever you're faced with a big decision, it's valuable to consider both sides of the argument to help you make an informed decision. So before you decided that bed sharing is the life for you, take a minute to consider the reasons you may not want to co-sleep, because it isn't a perfect fit for every family.
I approach our family's sleeping arrangements on a day-to-day basis. Some nights when they kids are sick or scared, I let them bunk-up in my bed or in a cot at the foot of my bed. Other nights, even if they have solid reasons for wanting to be near me all night, I still make them sleep in their room. It works for us. Our house is a case of sometimes co-sleeping, other times not. Because the truth is, our perfect sleep solution is staying flexible.
Night time routines work differently for every household, so as you're considering what may work for your family, be sure to think over these seven reasons you may not want to co-sleep so you don't feel pressured to do something that doesn't feel right for your family.