All posts tagged: attached parenting

5 Downsides to Co-sleeping with your Baby

There are many reasons mothers choose to bed share with their babies. Some do so because it makes middle of the night breastfeeding easier, others because their little one won’t sleep in his/her crib. Working mommies may choose to co-sleep because it’s the only quality cuddle time they get with their kid during the week. And let’s face it; a huge reason mothers co-sleep with their babies is because it lets everyone get more sleep. However, that’s not always the case. There are downsides to co-sleeping that you need to know about if you’re considering sharing your bed with your baby:  Fears are going to keep you up all night. Are you going to crush your baby? Is the baby going to squirm under the covers and suffocate? When your baby is old enough to crawl, is he/she going to wake up in the middle of the night while you’re sound asleep and fall off the bed? It’s a pain, literally. Spooning with your baby is sweet. But when you’re stuck on the same side …

Transitioning from Co-Sleeping to the Crib

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. As a working mommy, once my 9-5 is over, I disconnect from the virtual world and focus on my baby. Genevieve just turned ten months old. That means I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in ten months. Longer, actually, if you count all the restless nights of pregnancy. At this age, the doctors say we’re supposed to eliminate nighttime feedings because babies should be sleeping through the night. Ha! Ha! Ha! The doctors can come to my house if they’d like to sleep train my baby, but as a working mom, I choose cuddle time and sleep over the rules. I do what’s best for my family. That means co-sleeping in the same bed. I love that I get to have these precious nighttime moments since I miss so much of her daily activity. However, she’s been waking up a bit more often than usual. I attribute recent sleep disturbances to teething and the fact that she really seems to want to sleep on her …