Whether you intentionally practice is because you follow attachment parenting or fell into the habit because you're too tired to fend off your little one, you may have found that sharing your bed with your child is the best fit for you. Still, you might occasionally find yourself wondering if there are ways bed sharing affects your kid's personality. Does opening up your family bed to your children actually have any impact on how their character is shaped? As with any choice a person makes in how they parent, there are bound to be haters. So it's not surprising that bed sharing gets its fair share of flack, too.
Arguably one of the top concerns of naysayers and parents alike is whether or not co-sleeping is safe in the first place. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), co-sleeping or the form of it known as bed sharing can be done safely, so long as parents take preventative measures. But what about once your child is out of the baby stage and is going full speed towards toddler-hood? Does bed sharing still play a role in how a child's disposition develops?
Whether you have a family bed or you're just curious, check out these interesting ways that bed sharing can actually affect your kid's personality.