4 strong reasons supporting co-sleeping

Just reading Meredith Small’s Our Babies, Ourselves.  She’s an anthropologist and began her career studying chimps.  She has a solid view of humans as primates [she points out that chimps are more closely related to us than they are to gorillas].    So her view of baby-raising is shaped by  biological needs, not just custom, and she comes out pretty strongly for sleeping with infants.

She makes several persuasive arguments.

-all primates sleep with their infants.

-humans have slept with their infants for millenia.

-there is zero evidence of babies dying sleeping with their parents.

-babies breathing is strengthened when in close contact with their moms at night.

So if you are inclined, do sleep with your little ones.

 

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