The number one myth of co-sleeping is that you could roll on your baby. Have you ever fallen out of bed while sleeping? Probably not and that is because our bodies are smart enough to know where the edge of the bed is even when we are asleep. The same is true for when you are sleeping with your children. You have a sense of where your children are and you don’t roll on top of them. Of course common sense comes into effect and you should not be going to bed with your children if you are intoxicated to the point where you may harm your children or yourself while sleeping.
One common question for the co-sleeping parents is, “what about your sex life?” Well that is an easy one. Get creative and go some place where baby is not. Maintaining a healthy and satisfying sex life with a sleeping baby in your bed is the easy part because you can have the rest of the house to yourself. Just think once your child is a teenager they will be all over the house and you and your partner will probably only be able to have sex in your bed. So be creative and have fun!
The most important thing to remember is: whatever way your family chooses to sleep is perfectly fine. Of course the goal is for every one in the family to get the most sleep!