shazzam1452 wrote: my youngest child; who suffered from a sleep disorder. She sometimes forgot to breathe when she was asleep!
Wow, this is serious. How is she doing so far?
shazzam1452 wrote: I really don't agree that it is a bonding experience. You should be bonding with your children during the day by being involved with their play, education, sports etc. Sleep-time is just THAT!
Modern women spend four to eight hours a day for work, same thing for the men; therefore, the children spend most of their time at nursing daycare or with their babysitters. When the parents get home from work, there are only several hours left to bond with their kids. Thus, when children sleep with their busy parents at night, the hugging, the closeness will bring them warm feelings and avoid the feeling of being neglected.
My sister and my brother slept with my mother since the day they were born up till five, so they have a better relationship with my mother than I do. When I was born up till five years of age, I share the same bed with my god-mother, and to be truthful, I feel close to her more than to my own mother. I could see myself hugging her, but it's quite hard to do that with my mother. To me, sleep time is not just that.