We often spend considerable time picking out the perfect bassinet or crib, only to discover that baby sleeps only if they are touch you. This usually happens on the second night after birth when we are in our own home, away from helping staff, with a drop in birth hormones and transitioning milk supply leaving us unsure how to bedshare.
Your beautiful baby has spent 9 months living inside of your body and feels safest only when touching you. A large portion of the world’s population sleeps in close proximity and there is considerable research around safe bed sharing options.
There is an enormous amount of research recommendations on how to share sleep with your baby safety.
You can learn the reasons why your baby needs human contact to sleep from Basis Online.
How to safely co-bed on La Leche League International
Images of safe bed sharing alternatives in this video featuring James McKenna
And so much more in this series of posts from Evolutionary Parenting