Now that you are a mother of a newborn, you must be spending most of the time with your baby. Even though you might be putting your baby in the crib for some time, you should not miss sleeping with your baby. Sleeping with your dear little angel is good not only for you but also for your baby. In fact, sleeping with your newborn is a good, caring parenting habit. And, if you are wondering why you should sleep with your newborn, then scroll down to learn all about it to boost your parenting knowledge.
Find Below Five Wonderful Benefits Of Sleeping With Your Baby:
1. Sound Sleep Of Newborn
Your newborn will enjoy a sound sleep when you sleep with your baby. Babies find sleeping with the mother more pleasant than sleeping alone in the crib. Newborn are used to their mother’s cuddle and they often enjoy sound, continuous sleep in their mother’s arm. So, you should cuddle your dear little angel and sleep. Also, you can sing a lullaby or talk to your baby when you sleep with your baby to make her feel more pleasant. If your baby awakes in mid of the night, sleeping next to your baby helps in faster settling her back to sleep (1).
2. Promotes Breastfeeding
Sleeping with your baby helps maintain good breast milk supply. Newborn tends to get up now and then during the night for feeding. If you sleep with your infant at night, then you are sure to find breastfeeding an easier experience. You can put your dear little one to sleep in your arms while you breastfeed the baby in mid of the night. As your baby finds you around when you sleep with your newborn, it may also prevent your baby from completely waking up and she may fall back to sleep again easily once you breastfeed her (2).
3. Fosters Emotional Development In Baby
Your newborn feels safest when she is near you. Mother’s arm and cuddle is the safest place for an infant. So, sleeping with your baby is bound to foster the feeling of safety in your dear little one. Whenever your infant would wake up in the night, she will find you near and get a feel of being safe. Also, you can soothe your baby when she wakes up and cries in the middle of the night (3).
4. Better Sleep Of Mother
When you become mother, it is simply impossible for you to sleep peacefully. However, sleeping with your baby is bound to make you feel good for being near your dear little one. It helps you learn your baby’s sleeping patterns and adjust your sleep cycle and day cycle with that of your infant’s. You can enjoy a sound, continuous sleep only when your dear little one sleeps next to you for long hours. As your baby would sleep for more time in your cuddle, you are sure to enjoy a better sleep (4).
5. Mother-Baby Bonding
Sleeping with your baby is sure to foster better bonding between the mother and infant. You will find yourself bonding nicely with your newborn and vice versa i.e. your infant bonding in turn with your in a better way when you sleep with your baby. Soon, you will find that your baby has developed a good attachment with you. For instance, if your baby is crying non-stop, and if you cuddle her and pat her then your baby would stop crying and get back to sleep. Sleeping with your baby helps develop a wonderful parent-baby bonding which is good for you and your little one. It helps you spend more time with your dear little one, particularly if you are a working woman having a busy schedule. So, make it a point to sleep with your infant (5).
Now that you now these five amazing benefits of sleeping with your baby, make sure you cuddle your infant and make her sleep every day.