The Down Side of Co-sleeping
You hear about all of the downsides to co-sleeping.
You hear that it will impact your intimacy. I haven’t really found that to be true. Couples in love and hot for each other realize soon that the laundry room and bathroom work just as good as the bedroom.
You hear about sleep deprivation, but boy I’ll tell you, waking up and going into a nursery when a baby cries to change a diaper or feed a baby really doesn’t seem like it’s going to save me much sleep.
I think co-sleeping is fantastic. I know that it regulates and matures a baby’s bodily functions like breathing. I know that it form lasting bonds and secure attachment resulting in an even more independent child at a younger age.
Last night, however, I learned of the real down side of co-sleeping. My two year old daughter has a bed, perfect for co-sleeping attached to my bed.
Around 2AM, I awoke to discover that my face was all wet. As I tried to figure out why, still half asleep, you can imagine my horror as I see my baby daughter, Ayla, wide awake and smiling, pull her index finger out of her nose and then proceed to wipe her boogers on my face.
So there you have it, folks: The real down side of co-sleeping.
And all this time I was worried about tiny little spiders crawling into my mouth while I slept.
Kids can be so gross.