Everyone has a different opinion about parenting. You know very well that there are no strict rules or patterns you can just follow and succeed in raising a healthy and happy child but you are a parent.
According to pediatricians children should sleep in bed with their mother until they are three.
According to Dr. Nils Bergman of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, the babies’ hearts are under more stress, and sleeping alone affects the bonding process, babies’ brain development and it will result in bad behavior later in life.
This is important for babies to rest, and also prevents heart-related stress said an article published by InquisitR. According to Dr. Nils Bergman, healthy two-day-old babies who slept with their mom for the first two weeks had optimal development.
The infants who slept in cribs weren’t rested and were more stressed. It really helps when babies sleep with their mothers for longer said the study which was done with 16 babies. They were observed while they slept on their mother’s chest and in a crib right next to her bed.
Babies who slept alone had their hearts three times more stressed and their quality of sleep was sacrificed and the brains are less likely to “cycle” or make a difference between the “active” and “quiet” sleep.
Six babies who slept in a crib had a quiet sleep with worse quality. This finding is really important for normal brain development.
According to Dr. Berman, babies are smothered and suffer cot deaths as a result of toxic fumes, cigarettes, alcohol, big pillows, and dangerous toys. The link between stress and lack of sleep to behavioral issues in adolescence have confirmed by Animal studies.
Changes in the brain can be caused by stress hormones. Children have a hard time forming relationships later in life and that will lead to promiscuity and other problems.
According to McAllister, putting your baby’s crib or bassinet in your bedroom brings it closer to you and give both of you enough space, safety, and good sleep. The safest place for an infant are baby cribs.