• Benefits and Drawbacks of Co-Sleeping with Your Toddler

    Still deciding on whether to co-sleep or not? Contributing writer, Irene Recio takes us through the pros and cons of sleep sharing.

    by Irene Sofia Recio .
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    World-renowned pediatrician, staunch advocate of attachment parenting, and author of Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep, Dr. William Sears, gives us the medical and developmental benefits of co-sleeping. On the one hand, some drawbacks have been raised by critics of this practice as well. Refer to the quick reference table below to check out the pros and cons.

     

    Sleep Benefits and Drawbacks

     

    Photography by Jun Pinzon

     

    Source:

    • Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep by Dr. William Sears, M.D.
    • AAP policy clarifies bed sharing, SIDS risk, aapnews.aappublications.org

     

    About the Author:
    Irene Recio is a full time mommy to Andi (1 year & 4 months to date) and wife to Val. She's a work-at-home mom, preschool teacher, and entrepreneur. She graduated from DLSU with a degree in B.S. Applied Economics and B.S. Applied Corporate Management. She is currently taking up her Master of Arts in Education Major in Basic Education Teaching in the Ateneo de Manila University.

     

    Are you considering co-sleeping with your child? Why? We'd love to know. Fill up the comment form below.

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