10 Things Never to Say to a Co-Sleeping Parent

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I wasn't going to co-sleep with my baby. I thought it was weird and barbaric. But then my anthropologist friends talked me into it. (Yes, of course, it's always the anthropologists.) They went over all the reasons why it makes perfect sense, from the security it gives an infant to the way it bonds the whole family together. And then, when my son was born, I couldn't stand to be parted from him anyway. Co-sleeping just made sense to me.

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I get that it's not for everyone. But man, people who don't get it really don't get it. Can they please spare us the judgment? Because I have to say, co-sleeping was one of the best decisions I made as a parent and I wouldn't have done anything differently. And I'm pretty sure my kid is turning out normal. So for the parents out there who really don't like co-sleeping, maybe we can have a civil conversation about it. Or better yet, let me share the most annoying things I've heard as a parent who co-sleeps and would love to never hear again. So when we do talk about my co-sleeping, which we will unfortunately, at least I won't have to hear the same opinions AGAIN and AGAIN.

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Here are 10 annoying things one should never say to a co-sleeping parent. Seriously, don't do it. 

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