Parents only want the best for their kids. So, most of the time, parents who co-sleep have valid reasons for it, which include:
Making the Baby Feels Safe
The infant-caregiver relationship depends massively on physical contact.
Newborn babies depend on touching as a way of reassurance and security. For that reason, babies need to be held and snuggled.
Many parents will overlook the potential risks to provide that feeling of safety for their newborn.
More Convenient for Breastfeeding
Mothers who breastfeed will find it more convenient to share the same bed with their infants.
Note, however, that when a baby wakes up at night, it’s rarely due to hunger. Big chance the baby just needs the mother’s attention or reassurance.
That being said, such babies might grow to be highly attached to their mothers.
Fewer Sleep Interruptions
Trying to thrive in your day-to-day life on only a couple of hours of sleep is challenging in so many ways!
Parents with newborn babies will find it easier to calm their babies at night if they’re already in bed with them.
Some parents won’t even have to open their eyes; they’ll just cuddle the baby back to sleep.