Ok, I had other things I wanted to write about today, mostly my cloth diapering saga (how it has begun.) But then while watching CNN Headline news this morning, we watched a clip about this Michigan Husband and I totally became livid. It makes me even MORE upset because CNN didn't interview anyone who actually co-sleeps and is happy about it. Everyone they talked to sided with the father, and no one sided with the mother.
Well, I side with the mama. She said that she has a strong bond with her children, and that her baby daughter won't go to sleep without her. They also have a 2 year old son, who is in a crib in another room (but he co-slept with the parents, too)
I wish that CNN would do a story about the benefits of co-sleeping for parent and child, the benefits that raise these independent children that still know they have mama and daddy to come to if they need it. Not children who learn to self soothe at 2 weeks old.
I want to say that if not co-sleeping is your option, that is fine. It just didn't work for me. I need my baby in the bed with me. I feel such a stronger bond with them when they are near me all night and I am better able to learn their cues and satisfy their needs, which means less crying and most nights, Will doesn't even wake up because she never gets to the crying point.
Now if I could just find a way to sound off on this matter to CNN, because I think they totally need to clarify that co-sleeping IS NOT ABNORMAL. People all over the world share sleep with their whole family, the maintain almost constant contact with their babies, and wear then if they need to. So why is it so "wrong" in our society?!