Jamie - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
I see a lot of posts about co-sleeping, and A few thoughts have crossed my mind. I personally, did not co-sleep with my daughter (not that I think there is anything wrong with it though). I have seen some mothers say that co-sleeping promotes independance in the child, and I don't understand how. How does it teach your baby how to be independant if they rely on his/her mother to cuddle them to sleep, and they are never alone while sleeping? My daughter, (just shy of 8 months old) gets plenty of attention during the day, and a ton of one-on-one time with me, but when it comes to nap or bed time, she is put in her crib when she gets tired and is able to sooth herself to sleep (which in my opinion is independent).
Once again, everyone has different ways of parenting, and I do not think anyone is wrong for co-sleeping, I am just wondering why/how this promotes independence?