Kourtney Kardashian Defends Her Controversial Parenting Choice AGAIN

Kourtney Kardashian Scott Disick

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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Loretta St Peter

let the family be a family...if the kids are not looked after then you have an issue...otherwise butt out

nonmember avatar soradya

I say it's perfectly fine if your child wants to sleep with there parents what's so wrong about that they will eventually grow out of it and go to there beds my son is 3 and he sleeps in his bed some times and sometimes in my bed I just don't see why criticized a mother for just trying to sleep with her child .

Jacki Renay Powell

do what you want Kourtney my daughter 4 1/2 years sleeps with us but my son 19 months sleeps in his cot its what your child needs. who cares what people say they dont live your life......

nonmember avatar Kathy Uribe

I do not see any problem with this. My son is 6 nd at times does end up in my bed . every one lives different .

nonmember avatar selena

I dont care what people think. Im a single mother and my 6 year old still sleeps with me. My oldest son who is now 17 slept with me until he was ten. I believe it does not have an effect on a child.

Kaide... KaidensMama1107

My 4yr old son sleeps with me 9 times out of 10. I, like kourt, didn't do the same when I was a child, it just kind of felt natural to me as well. He also sleeps with my parents when he sleeps over their house, only because he doesn't have a room set-up yet at their place, but I don't see an issue with it. Im sure as he grows older he'll be more inclined to sleep by himself. To each their own!

nonmember avatar Stephanie

my 8 yo sleeps in his own room always has because that is his choice. But me and my 6 yo Co sleep. doesn't bother me so I don't see why it should bother anyone else.

Amy Fex

i co slept with my kids, and i feel it was good for them. keep doing it kourtney its no ones business but yours. its good parenting in my eyes!

Lane-... Lane-Moja

We co-sleep, so do half of our friends regularly. Most of the others do occationally.

It doesn't have to hinder alone time at all, if your kids are in the bed...mom and dad can go somewhere else.

JTE11 JTE11

This is a non-issue for me.  She's right, you do what you need to do to address each child's needs as they arise, and if it is to sleep in bed with the parents that's what you do.

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