Opinions on whether children should sleep with their parents are very diverse. The same goes on the age they should stop doing that.
A recent research shows, that the wright age children should stop sleeping with their parents is 4.
“If they sleep separately, the mother and child find i t difficult to connect, which harms the developing brain and leads to problematic behavior as the child grows.” – said Nils Bergman pediatrician at the University of Cape Town.
Following 16 newborns, Bergman notice something in the child’s behavior. Those who were put to sleep with their mothers, behaved much better than those who were separated.
“The changes in the brain that occur after the release of stress hormones, hinder the creation of quality connection and lead to different behavioral problems,” said Dr. Bergman.
Some studies, link the joint sleeping with the risk of “death in the cradle”. On this Dr.Bergman replied:
“When the baby will suffocates or dies in the cradle, it is not due to the fact that the mother is with him. It occurs due to reasons such as: toxic smoke, cigarettes, alcohol, big pillows and dangerous toys.”
British organization “National Childbirth Trust”, also supports children’s sleeping with their parents. However, only if they are healthy and don’t use any drugs or alcohol and are not too tired.