22 Jul '11, 12pm

Study Finds Co-sleeping Won’t Harm Child Development or Social Skills

Study Finds Co-sleeping Won’t Harm Child Development or Social Skills

Co-sleeping offers many perks, such as easier nighttime breastfeeding, bonding benefits and often even more sleep for parents (you’re not popping in and out of bed all night). We also know that co-sleeping may help reduce stress . But what about the child development aspects of co-sleeping? If you co-sleep are you harming your child in some deep dark psychological way? Nope – not according to new research from researchers at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. Researchers obtained data on almost 1,000 U.S. mothers, who reported whether or not they co-slept with their children at ages one, two and three years. The researchers then tested the behavior and intellectual development of these children at age five, and the end result was that kids develop properly no matter if they co-sleep or not. Obviously, this new research won’t stall the co-sleeping debate...

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/study-finds-co-sleeping-wont-ha...

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