Ever been told that your baby’s crib or room is just for sleep?
That’s yet another sleep myth that can lead to a child feeling scared and uncomfortable when being left for the night.
Using your baby’s room or sleep space as a space for fun and play can be helpful in making it feel inviting and familiar to them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝘕𝘰, if your baby plays in their crib during the day it will not send the message that they should be playing there at night as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝘕𝘰, if you make their room fun, they aren’t more likely to resist sleep.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝘠𝘦𝘴, if you make their sleep space a place where they have felt safe and comfortable during the day, they’re more likely to feel safe at night, too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Of course, if you or your child aren’t ready for sleeping in a solitary sleep environment (especially if your child is under the age of 1), it is absolutely okay to co-sleep – whether than means room sharing, sidecar sleeping, bedsharing, or having a floor bed in the family bedroom. Always do what works best for you and your child!