Bad news for dads: Babies 'should share mother's bed until age three' because it's good for their hearts
Babies should share their mother's bed until age 3 because it's good for their hearts. Sleeping alone makes it harder for mother and child to bond and damages the development of the brain. I love to read stuff like this bc I'm a fan of co sleeping. :)
"Safe Cosleeping Guidelines - Guidelines to Sleeping Safe with Infants: Maximizing the Chances of Safe Infant Sleep in the Solitary and Cosleeping (Specifically, Bed-sharing) Contexts" by James J. McKenna, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Anthropology, Director, Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame
studies link co-sleeping to better behavior, greater levels of happiness, fewer tantrums, less fear and fewer psychiatric problems. In adulthood, children who once co-slept have been found to have higher levels of "confidence, self-esteem and intimacy". No evidence was found that co-sleeping children became clingy or dependent as a result.
Easy to read yet extensive research information on the benefits co-sleeping or at least room sharing bring to babies and the detrimental effects of forcing them to sleep in a separate room. (SIDS guidelines state babies must be in their parents' rooms for the first year)