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Parents sleeping with their children – upsides and downsides

Convincing a baby to sleep in their own bed is a challenge that very many parents face. While sleeping together can bring a lot of benefits and provide a sense of security and closeness, there comes a time when a toddler should learn to sleep alone.

Benefits of sharing a bed with a child

Sleeping together has many advantages, especially when the child is little and fully dependent on the parents. It allows bonding, gives a sense of closeness, facilitates nighttime care, and ensures comfort and a peaceful sleep. However, as time goes on, it is worth ensuring that your child becomes able to sleep in their own bed. This will have a positive impact on their development and add to their confidence.

When should a child start sleeping in their own room?

Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question. According to experts, a toddler should start sleeping in their own bed between 2 and 4 years of age. However, when deciding on introducing such a change, we should consider primarily the child’s readiness for such a major transformation.

What can be done to smooth a child’s transition to sleeping in their own bed?

Moving a child into their own room is usually associated with a great deal of stress, so the small steps method is much better than a sudden change in this case.

In the beginning, it is a good idea to familiarise the child with the upcoming change and to prepare the bed and its surroundings accordingly. If you opt for a floor-level house-shaped bed, you can count on it becoming the perfect play area and encouraging your toddler to sleep in their room instead of their parents’ bedroom.
Children love house-beds because they can create their own little kingdom in them. Using colourful and soft insulating panels, fancy cushions and adorable padding, we will make the bed an attractive and comfortable space in which the toddler will feel safe and at ease.

A huge advantage of the house-shaped models is that the mattress is positioned directly above the floor, which provides greater safety and minimises the risk of falls. This provides peace of mind for parents, while children can enjoy a cosy place to sleep and play.

It is worth remembering that during the first attempts at independent sleeping, the child will need the proximity of the parent. It may be a good idea to sleep with your child in their own room. The presence of a parent will enable the toddler to adjust more easily to the new situation and eliminate a lot of stress.

When choosing a bed for a child’s room, consider models featuring a drawer with a sleeping function. Once a mattress is placed in the pull-out drawer, you will gain extra space, which will allow you not only to be close to your child but also to sleep comfortably. In future, such a solution will be great for children’s sleepovers.

Small steps towards the goal

It may take some time for your child to get used to sleeping alone. Regardless of the difficulties encountered, it is important not to forget that it is a process in which patience, consistency and support are paramount.

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