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Baby sleeping in crib (Crib-Sleeping)

Baby sleeping in crib (Crib-Sleeping)
All specialists agree that the baby needs to sleep close to the parents in the first 6 months of life, in a crib close to the bed of the parents. I believe it depends on the personality of the parents and how everyone gets comfortable right from the very first days.

I personally had the idea that my son is more independent and won't need us constantly, so we've taught each other to sleep separately. Of course, the baby is close to us in the same room, but we sleep in bed and he sleeps in its crib. He already is a few weeks old and after three months of age, we plan to move him into the next room and install a baby monitor.

Pros
  • If the baby gets used to sleeping in its own crib from a very young age, she or he won't have any problems later on, neither the parents. A lot of frustrations can be resolved early if everyone sleeps where in their own bed. Keep in mind it can be very difficult to make the transition once the baby got used a certain way.
  • Parents, especially the dad, my snore and be very active during sleep. All unconscious moving during the night, as well as the noise, can really hurt the baby's sleep patterns. If the baby gets up and cries, everyone will get up and in the end, nobody will get a good night sleep.
  • Getting used to sleeping in its own bed the baby will learn that the crib is his/her personal space. If he sleeps there, chances are the baby will also play there during the day, having all the favorite toys with the baby in the crib may make it even easier.

Cons
  • A classic baby monitor or even a baby monitor camera may be needed if the baby crib will be placed in another room. So, in essence, the parents will still need to get up once the baby starts crying.
  • Feeding the baby will be much difficult if the baby is placed in his crib or if the crib is placed in a different room. So getting up and going to the crib will be an issue and an extra effort.
  • If the baby is below 6 months of age, sleeping in a crib and a different room may be a little bit too much. A lot of experts claim that young babies need lots of care and affection, they need to feel the presence of their parents, especially the mother, close to them. They'll a lot safer and happier.

Supporters

sspi

Crib for sure

Definitely a crib as it is safer and you do not want to have the child get used to sleeping in the parents' bed. It would end up being a habit even as he grows older.
Posted by sspi on 10-13-2017
hermessantos

Baby sleeping in crib (Crib-Sleeping)

For sure the most suitable is to put the baby to sleep in the crib. In my opinion, there are three reasons for this:

"You can get the child to sleep alone."

  • You avoid accidents during sleep with your baby
  • You can sleep without worry about causing an accident with the baby.

Posted by hermessantos on 10-16-2017
Denis_P

Be on the safe side.

I think while they're still incredibly young, it is important for them to sleep in a crib. Maybe I wouldn't put them in separate rooms entirely so that they can at least sense their parents' presence, but a crib is just safer over all. There are too many circumstances with babies sleeping in regular beds where things can go wrong. They might fall off, the parents may unknowingly roll onto them. I'd definitely refrain from that and keep them in cribs, because better safe than sorry.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-14-2017
wallet

Crib-Sleeping

The baby place t sleep in in a crib not in the bed with its parents. We made the mistake to take the baby from the crib around its age of 1 year and a half and he slept between us, and he slept between us until the age of 10 years old.
Posted by wallet on 10-14-2017
Rhodolite

Safer

It's best for a baby to sleep in a crib really early on. New studies have shown that lots of SIDs actually comes from co-sleeping when parents accidentally suffocate the kid, ect. I mean it's nice to be affectionate but newborns are really fragile. Co-sleeping shouldn't be until they're older and larger so they don't get crushed.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-12-2017
Heatman

Baby's comfort comes first

I definitely would prefer Baby sleeping in crib (Crib-Sleeping) than being in the same bed with the parents for the safety and comfort of such child. A baby sleeping in its crib and perhaps in the same room with the parents is way better because the crib in question is meant for the baby alone and therefore it affords the child all the space and ground to sleep comfortably without feeling inconvenienced by sleeping with the parents on the same bed.

The Baby sleeping in crib (Crib-Sleeping) would actually make such kid to grow independent from the parents very early and quite easily because from learning to sleep alone from such a young age would make the kid more relaxed staying alone.

Posted by Heatman on 10-12-2017

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Sleeping in bed with parents (Co-Sleeping)

Sleeping in bed with parents (Co-Sleeping)
A lot of parents, especially mothers, claim that babies should sleep wherever they feel happier and if this means they should sleep in bed with their parents, so be it! Each child has a different personality, some just need a lot more care and attention while others are more independent and can handle sleeping away from their parents.

They also argue that where the baby chooses to sleep is basically an unconscious decision of the baby and needs to be honored because it tells a lot about how sensitive your child is.

Everyone wants their child to have a full and healthy sleep, this is why more sensitive kids which constantly need feel contact with another person should sleep with one or both of the parents.

Pros
  • Babies may get a very good night sleep by sleeping in bed with their parents. Feeling the mother close, even skin-to-skin contact can make some babies, well, sleep like babies! It is a natural thing for a baby to develop an instinct for closeness with the parents, otherwise, the sense of being abandoned kicks in and that's when the crying starts.
  • Easy to feed. Sleeping in the same bed with your baby can have a lot of advantages, one of them is the ability to feed the baby whenever he or she needs it. If you are breastfeeding this becomes an even easier task.
  • Easy to monitor and take care off. No need to buy baby monitors or special night cameras. The baby is always with you and you can always take care of the baby when nature calls.

Cons
  • Some experts believe that once the baby gets used to sleeping in bed with the parents it will be a pain to get him unused and sleeping in his bed. I personally saw cases where the kid was almost 10 and he still slept with his parents because this was the only way he slept and the only way he wanted to sleep. You need to teach your kid to be independent to some degree right from a very young age.
  • Can be very difficult for some kids to make the transition even if the parents push for it. Even if the baby slept with the parents for the first few months, it can be really difficult to teach the baby to sleep in the crib. Some babies just need more attention, love, and care.

Supporters

peachpurple

Sleep with parents

Both of my kids had been sleeping with me from the day they were born. Yes , I did put them into the baby crib, just at the foot of my bed but I was constantly worried that I had to get up to look at my baby in the middle of the night, to make sure he is breathing. very troublesome. So, I put my baby next to me, I don't squash my baby because I am alight sleeper. As long as I could smell my baby and hear his breathing, I could feel rest assured.
Posted by peachpurple on 10-13-2017

Comments

amitkokiladitya
Even I support your outlook about making the kids sleep alone. This is one big parenting mistake which I made in my life. I was over protective for my son and never made him sleep alone. I preferred to stay beside him even if he was in deep sleep. My insecurity soon made him extremely dependant on me.

Now he is 3 years old and still sleeps with me. All my efforts to make him sleep alone in his bed, turn out a waste. Only if I had adopted this habit in the early years, things would have been completely different. My advice to all the would be mothers is that no matter how much you love your child, try to make them sleep alone.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-13-2017
Corzhens
The tradition in our home is to have a crib for the comfort and safety of the baby. The parents also would feel comfortable when they have the bed for themselves. There were cases when the baby had suffocated because the parent was asleep not knowing that he had smothered the baby. Another of the accidents is when the baby falls on the floor. That means sleeping on the bed with the parents is not safe for the baby. And the crib was invented for that purpose. But maybe when the baby is 1 year old, the parents can let the baby sleep with them in their bed for at that age, the baby can defend himself from accidental smothering.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-13-2017
lovely
I advocate babies sleeping in the same bed with their parents at least for the first 6-8 months. this will help the baby sleep better because of the warmth from the parents The mother would be able to feed the child regularly and also monitor the child's.I think babies are just too small to be left on their own.
Posted by lovely on 10-13-2017
chatbox
I felt that it was safer to have my baby on the crib but the crib is placed just beside the bed so I can easily check on him and even hold his hands and feel his body. I didn't feel save having him on the same bed as he might suffocate without me knowing it but I also didn't want the crib too far from me. I was willing to wake up and pick him up when he needed to feed but thankfully, he slept like an adult at night and would only wake up in the morning like the rest of us.
Posted by chatbox on 10-13-2017
vinaya
MY baby is almost five months, during the last five months my baby has never slept alone except when it is day time. In the day time we put baby on the crib, however, at night the baby sleeps with his mother. In our society, it is culturally unacceptable to let the baby sleep alone on the crib during the night. If we let the baby slee alone in the crib, we will be termed as irresponsible parents.
Posted by vinaya on 10-14-2017