Science Explains Why Lying Down With Your Child Is Good For Both The Child And The Parent

6What is co-sleeping?

The other name for this is attachment parenting or co-sleeping. This is the act of a parent sleeping with their child close to them while keeping physical contact. This is known to build a bond between the child and the parent. This has been proven to be good by science and doctors.

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7This is not the first time people have talked about this

Even in 2010, there were reports published about this study at the Harvard Medical School that was conducted by Patrice Marie Miller and Michael Lamport Commons. They listed some of the benefits of doing this. Less exposure to stress was on top of the list as it helps brain growth. The lesser the stress the healthier the brain.

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8This makes them learn new habits

Making children feel the warmth and safety of a parent hug teaches them that this is all they need. When they are not feeling well or they are hiding something they should seek out their parents and ask them for a hug. This will give them that warm feeling and make them feel safe and like they can speak their mind.

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9They will seek contact with a parent when in distress

This is something that most kids shy away from are heading to a parent when in distress. But, if this habit is instilled into the child from the time they are small they will grow up and know this habit. They will know that heading to a parent when in distress is the right thing to do and it makes them feel better.

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10It strengthens bonds

According to science, this strengthens the bond between a parent and their child. This also creates a secure feeling when a child is embraced by their parents. Many celebs even support this and have posted pictures on their social media showing the falling asleep with their children. It is quite empowering and cute to see celebs do this.

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