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  • Baby No. 2 With Pauleen? Vic Says 'Masusundan Si Tali Kapag Matuto Na Siyang Matulog Mag-isa'

    Vic Sotto on plans to have second baby with wife Pauleen.
    by Angela Baylon .
Baby No. 2 With Pauleen? Vic Says 'Masusundan Si Tali Kapag Matuto Na Siyang Matulog Mag-isa'
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  • For Vic Sotto, it's not a matter of if he and his wife Pauleen Luna-Sotto wants another baby, but when... When their daughter Tali learns to sleep on her own. 

    During a virtual mediacon for his new endorsement, Vic, 67, shared that he and his wife are still co-sleeping with 4-year-old Tali, Pep.ph reports. The celebrity dad says this is what's keeping them right now to have an addition in their family.

    In the same mediacon, the celebrity dad reveals that even Tali expresses a desire to have a sibling. "The truth, tuwing nagdadasal sa gabi 'yan [si Tali], parating sabi kay Papa Jesus niya, 'Thank you for my dad, thank you for my mom. Can you please give me a baby sister or a baby brother?'"

    He then adds, "Ang problema ay parating katabi namin matulog, e, hindi pa siya natutulog mag-isa, kailangan nasa gitna namin. Kailangan may nakaakap sa kanya, nakaakap sa mommy, kay Daddy niya.

    "'Yun ang problema kaya hindi pa nagka-baby sister or baby brother si Tali. Hopefully [soon], God-willing."

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    "Sabi ko nga, masusundan si Tali kapag matuto na siyang matulog mag-isa," the Eat Bulaga! mainstay host reiterates.

    Even Pauleen, 33, is vocal about wanting to make their family, a family of four. Last Jan. 29, 2022, she gets candid about praying for another child. Posting a photo with Tali, the celebrity mom wrote in the caption: "Forever you and me (still praying for a baby sis/bro for Tali bachuchi tho!)."

    Benefits of co-sleeping with kids

    Experts suggest that the sooner you encourage your little one to sleep in their crib or bed, the better and that it will work to their advantage in the long run, Dr. Shaziya Allarakha, MD, said in an article for MedicineNet.

    Even the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends "room-sharing" instead of bed-sharing for safety reasons.

    But in the Philippines, kids who are bed-sharing with their parents, even if they are at the age where they can sleep on their own, is culturally acceptable, according to Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas, a pediatrician and lactation consultant, during a previous Smart Parenting workshop.

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    So, should parents rush to get their children to sleep on their own? Although co-sleeping with your child can be a concern when it comes to the love-making department for couples (obviously!), like in the case of Pauleen and Vic, it also has its own benefits.

    Below we list down three reasons why you should not feel guilty if you're still co-sleeping with older kids. (Read more about the pros of co-sleeping here)

    1. Co-sleeping is linked to increased confidence in adulthood

    Adults who had a history of co-sleeping with their parents "had higher self-esteem, [and] less guilt and anxiety," according to a poll of college psychology students. This was more apparent to male respondents.

    2. Co-sleeping creates more bonding moments for families

    Without the need to further explain, sharing the bed or room opens more opportunities for family members to play, snuggle, and converse more with one another. It could encourage older kids to be more open to sharing their thoughts and feelings with their parents.

    3. Co-sleeping can promote longer sleep

    It may sound questionable at first, but having your children sleep beside you can actually help you too sleep better. This is ecause of the simple and practical reason that if the child wakes up in the middle of the night, you won't have to get out of bed and walk to the other room to tuck them back in.

    Are you still co-sleeping with your toddler? Do you agree with these benefits? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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    Pauleen Luna says she wants daughter Tali to grow up respectful, kind, and humble. Read more here.

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