It's no big secret that she's a fan of attachment parenting, but Kourtney Kardashian keeps defending her decision to co-sleep with her kids -- and I honestly don't understand why everyone makes such a big deal about it.
In a new interview with Redbook, Kourtney admits that Mason, 4, and Penelope, 19 months, often share a bed with her and Scott Disick -- though some nights they do start off in their own rooms.
She admits co-sleeping isn't something she set out to do, saying, "It's what came naturally to me; I didn't plan it. When I had Mason, I just felt really attached to him and wanted to bring him everywhere. He ended up sleeping with me, and I breastfed for 14 months."
Kourtney also adds, "I mean, I have no idea where it came from because I definitely didn't sleep with my parents unless I was sick or something. I don't know, it just kind of grew. I wasn't reading attachment parenting books before; it's just what came naturally to me. I think even with different kids, it's different. Each kid needs something different."
And you know what? She's exactly right. Every kid is different. And every parent is different. And honestly, where Mason and Penelope sleep each night is really nobody's business but hers. Why in the heck are people so concerned with this? I guess I can sort of understand questioning it if she were taking a newborn into the bed with her -- but her kids are toddlers. It's obviously something that is working just fine for her and Scott.
Granted, she says they struggle with finding alone time to (ahem) work on their relationship -- but isn't that something most parents of young kids have to work around, regardless of where their children sleep?
All that really matters is that Mason and Penelope are happy and loved, which they obviously are -- so who the hell cares where they rest their heads at night? Really, there are so many more important things to worry about than the choices Kourt makes for her family.
Sadly, something tells me this isn't the last time someone is going to ask her about it.
Do you co-sleep with your kids? Do you get a lot of grief for it?
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