Many couples consider the possibility of sleeping with the baby when it is born and during its growth. And, although many people do not recommend it, having the little one in bed at night can have some advantages and disadvantages. At PregDream we tell you which ones they are so that you can decide what is best for you and the little newborn , both in the short and long term .
ADVANTAGES OF SLEEPING WITH OUR BABY
Something that we must always take into account before putting the child to bed is if our partner agrees with it. Like any marriage, it is very important that the members communicate and make decisions in equal parts in order not to negatively affect the baby with unnecessary fights or misunderstandings from the first moment and during their growth.
The most obvious advantage is that parents should not get out of bed if they hear the baby crying. Just grab him from his side and help him get back to sleep . In the case of women, it will be perfect to breastfeed as many times as necessary .
In addition, the baby will feel protected by the presence and body heat of his parents when sleeping in the same bed , which will make him feel more comfortable than not if he were in the crib in another room. The fact of having the little one close will make him have less need to cry loudly or for a longer time because the mother will respond to the signal that he needs something more easily than if he were in another room and all members of the family will feel less disturbed at night sleeping better than if the baby were away from their parents.
BETTER SUPERVISION BEFORE ANY ANOMALY
Even if the baby does not sleep in the same bed as the parents, but with a crib next to it, this feeling of closeness will be fully intensified if they share the same roof as their parents. By having him so close, parents will be able to more easily identify if there is an anomaly and be able to attend to the little one as soon as possible. Because even if they have a receiver in the room, during sleep they may not hear the noises coming from elsewhere in the house.
PRACTICE SHOULD NOT BECOME ROUTINE
Therefore, the baby will love knowing that he is not alone and unprotected in a separate room throughout the night and parents will have the security of having the baby close by and being able to attend and care for him more easily and in the best possible way during his growth. .
DISADVANTAGES OF THE BABY SLEEPING WITH HIS PARENTS
There will be many cases in which a member of the marriage does not think it is a good idea to sleep with the baby in the bed or room. The main disadvantage will be the loss of privacy . The focus of attention for both the father and the mother will be the child constantly. Not only does this imply that they will not have sex , but their interpersonal intimacy will be totally affected. It is also okay for parents to have time to themselves and a moment of rest during sleep.
There will be cases in which they are also affected by having the crying of the baby so close, in the same room, and that makes them constantly worry about their little one and not be able to rest well throughout the night. There are parents who will be very worried about having their child in the same bed, since they will be very afraid of being able to hurt him with any sudden movement during sleep.
A CONSENSUAL DECISION
Some professionals recommend having it in a crib rather than in the same bed for this precise fact. However, having the baby in the same room will make him more dependent on his parents and demand more of them. Having your own space will let you know when it is really urgent to cry to your mother or father in the middle of the night instead of knowing that you are at your service for any small need you may need.
The couple may disagree and one of them ends up sleeping with the baby and the other in a different room. The most important thing is that there is consensus and that it does not affect your marriage. Perhaps later the situation changes as they grow up and the child is finally able to sleep alone in his room feeling protected and loved by his parents.