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Should my child sleep in my bed with me?

The decision to sleep together as a family is a highly personal and individual one that can be influenced by several factors, including:
  • Convenience: Parents may feel it’s simply easier to sleep together, particularly when breast feeding.
  • Bonding: Parents may find co-sleeping a way to connect emotionally with their children and bond as a family.
  • Living circumstances: Space constraints in a home and other environmental circumstances may make co-sleeping a necessity.
  • Cultural norms: In some cultures co-sleeping is very common.

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