I’m laying here in bed with a six-year-old snoring in my ear on one side, a six-month-old nursing on the other side, and the other six-year-old next to the baby. My husband is sleeping on the next bed down and the nine-year-old is watching a show at the end of the bed while I lay here working on my iPhone and nursing.
Why? Because it is important to me to make everyone in my family happy, especially at bedtime, and co-sleeping makes that possible.
When my first child was born I didn’t know much about natural parenting. Luckily I did know how to listen to my intuition as a mother. I started out trying to get my son to sleep in a crib but quickly realized that getting up every hour or so to breastfeed and then get him back into his crib was not going to work. I brought him into my bed to make my life easier and later realized how good it was for him and our relationship.