Science Explains Why Lying Down With Your Child Is Good For Both The Child And The Parent
11This helps children avoid getting sleep disorders
There are many benefits of this with one being that they grow up with no sleeping disorders. If children are made to sleep when they chose they will have irregular times to sleep at but if the parent sleeping with the child they have a routine that will stay the same every day.
12This is not bad parenting
There were many studies published that countered this article with statements saying that this is bad parenting and it makes the child very dependent on the parents to fall asleep but it was all proven to be false. This is a good parenting tip that has many benefits that children learn and gain from.
13It helps boost their confidence
Many have reported that do this helps boost their children’s confidence level and makes them ready to face challenges better. When things don’t go the way they planned they go to their parents instead of hiding away from it. This makes them ready to face all the challenges they come up against in school and in life.
14How to do it positively?
To do this properly you need to make it into a routine that the child will later grow into. Do it every night at a specific time. Try not to let the child have their way and make sure there are not that many toys present as they will continue to play. Bring them close and dim the lights. Hug them and breathe slowly till they fall asleep.
15Be careful of how long you do it
There have been some reports that suggest this should be stopped after a certain age as it will negatively affect the child past that age. This is something that should only be used on babies and toddlers who are restless and find it hard to go to sleep fast. This should not be done to children past the age of 5.