Saturday, October 11, 2008

Attachment Parenting

I've never been a big fan of the mothering trend of co-sleeping, but only because it just didn't work for us. I cannot sleep when there's a child in the bed. I'm too worried about rolling over, or making a noise and waking them, and then I get heartburn and I really can't sleep. I discovered all this while Zaya was a colicky, sleepless infant. Needless to say, when Mim was a baby she slept in her own crib and we only snuggled when she was awake.

Apparently, though, Mim is going to be more open to the idea when she becomes a mother herself.

5 comments:

Qtpies7 said...

Awww! Good for her! We keep trying to get Sam out of our bed, but we can't stand it and bring him back in, lol.
(If he would SLEEP through the night, it may work out having him in another room, but that hasn't happened yet.)

Qtpies7 said...

Awww! Good for her! We keep trying to get Sam out of our bed, but we can't stand it and bring him back in, lol.
(If he would SLEEP through the night, it may work out having him in another room, but that hasn't happened yet.)

Lilibeth said...

Baby doesn't look quite as comfortable though. ha ha.
Honestly, I always sleep better when I know my offspring are safely in bed--whether at my house or at their own. As long as I know, or imagine, that they are out on the highway somewhere, I'm restless. Inside, I still feel like Mim.

aftergrace said...

What a sweet picture!
I could never sleep with my children in our bed either. It just is too crowded, and a knee or foot always ended up in my back!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Hey, whatever works to keep the baby from crying all night, right? That's how we stumbled into co-sleeping. Now we love it and wouldn't have it anyother way. And Ladybug is big enough to kick us in the face if we roll over on her!