When you co sleep with your baby, you’ve easy and quick access to your baby to console when the baby cries. Everything is related, but we must say it to leave us nothing. When we sleep with them we remove the reasons for them to start crying for the reason that they do not have to call you anymore as you are already by his/her side. Likewise, when the baby is hungry, mom is there to offer the breast milk right away and many babies do not even start to cry, because they are soon caught in the chest. If they do not breastfeed, as a matter of closeness, the parents realize before that the baby wants to eat or complaining about something else to be we attended.
The babies who sleep with their parents eat more. The babies who co sleep with mom breastfeed for longer. I do not know if it is a direct relationship or if it is the opposite, the babies who suck longer, sleep with parents. Perhaps they are simply two events that feedback and the two are the results of each other. In any case, the reality is that babies fed breast milk over time also make more night shots, being the mother always close, and this is beneficial for the baby. It is true that there are more awakenings, but it is also true that breastfed babies fall asleep fast.
Co sleeping assists the babies to rest better. Since they have food supply nearby and they synchronize their breathing with that of the parents and they feel safe, because their caregivers are closer, the babies sleep better. This means that they rest better and have more energy for the day and are more active, thus, they develop better.
It’s helpful for parents as well. Not only is the baby benefits being in contact with parents, but also parents reap the benefits. It is a logical equation; if the baby sleeps better, parents sleep better too. It is not the same to have to take the child in the bassinet to feed him/her than to have him/her next to you and the mother can offer feed almost at the first moan.
It’s shown that shorter awakening makes it easier to get back to sleep, and this happens with babies a lot, the longer it takes to serve, they cry more and then take longer time to calm down, so it is much better to have the baby close instead of keeping in the crib or another room. Therefore, having a col sleeper is a much better option.