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Bed sharing with the baby: A mother’s experience

Amrita Mazumdar Pokkunuri
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Bed sharing with the baby A mothers experience

Bed-sharing or sleeping on the same surface as your baby’s is a practice that is common in India. A mother shares her experience on it and also suggests some tips and watch-outs in case your baby is sleeping next to you.


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Dr Neha Shah

| May 08, 2017

My baby was in the indian cradle for 8 months and then i bought a cot for him. He has never slept on our bed. Interestingly his sleep is quite long even nw when he is 15 months crossed. He never had sleep issues nor security or anxiety issues

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Bhargavi Vishwanathan

| May 05, 2017

I have shared the bed from the day my son came home from the hospital haven't faced any issues as he feels comfortable and secured that mother is there.. Now he is 9 months and I still sleep and feed him

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Lakshmishivaarepaka

| Oct 03, 2016

in co -sleeping babies are more protective n babies will sleep long time without disturbance

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Lakshmishivaarepaka

| Oct 03, 2016

thanks for the information

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Reema Tibrewala

| Aug 20, 2016

hi amrita.. good post.. I co sleep too but my 5. 5month baby gets up frequently. like in half hour or 1... any suggestions.. I don't feed lying.

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Shikha Garg

| Aug 12, 2016

Bed Sharing is always good with baby and mother because they both feel happy and relaxed. As baby feels secured with the touch of mom same as mother also feels relaxed. Not only baby but mother also feels secured. And it increases the bonding between them. Such a lovely article.

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Vibha Dave

| Aug 01, 2016

mine was a lot different then... I and my baby have slept together since day 1.. he dint find any problem.. never got hurt or crushed.. by God s grace he is a very healthy n happy baby ...so depends on baby n mommy...

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Gayatr Simit Shah

| Jul 22, 2016

Bed sharing has worked wonders for me my loo seems to be sleeping longer with a bigger stretch of deep sleep. Anxiety as you said like before that she will wake up have to transfer her in the crib, which seriously used to be a nightmare but now as we are bedsharing she is more than a happy and healthy baby. Thank you for the interesting post.

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Saswati Chakraborty

| Jul 11, 2016

post provided enough information. Thanks a lot.

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Vennela N

| Jul 08, 2016

Good topic to discuss. My baby is preterm and was tiny. I'm sharing bed with her since beginning but till 1 and half month I did not feeding her by lying down beside as It was not safe for the baby. Now she s 4months old and I feed her by sleeping beside .. Me nd baby are happy with this

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Nisha

| Jul 07, 2016

we are also doing bed sharing with our little one. its more comfortable for baby and mom both. but yes less space is a problem in this case.. as me and my husband r left with less space to sleep.. any suggestions for this less space issue?

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Haritima Pandey

| Jun 29, 2016

mine case was totally opposite.. my baby never slept at night till 6 mnths... I used to walk or sit full night.. wen I bought crib she didn't like to sleep in it.. so crib was waste fr me.. nw she is sleeping full night but me nd my hubby sleeps in corner nd my baby takes full bed while sleeping... :P... it's my experience.. but Wat ever points u shared nice..

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Manju Hari

| Jun 28, 2016

not the fancy cribs as now used .but there was a crib available earlier too.. purely depends upon the choice you take.

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Pooja Masurkar

| Jun 28, 2016

In my case, I shared bed vth my angel starting from her birth, since hospital, though she was preterm and low birth weight. My gynac adviced, if mother sleeps along with baby, it's very good for both, especially baby. And anyways, earlier where such cribs were available with our mothers?

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Manju Hari

| Jun 27, 2016

Well good topic to share. In my case the baby was in crib till he completes 3 months and of course feeding was the major problem also that sleepless nights. The main reason many mothers choose to bed-share with their infant is to promote prolonged breastfeeding. I do advise sharing of bed after completing three months so that we are comfortable with baby nearby.

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