Co-sleeping has been argued about so often in parenting circles, but the truth is that when done right, it’s perfectly safe. Co-sleeping with your infant in a designated co-sleeper is one form of sharing sleep that’s totally attachment-parenting-approved and also safe. But having your baby in his own crib or
bassinet in your room is also co-sleeping, it’s just not bed sharing.
Both concepts can be part of AP, but mostly it’s just sleeping near your tot that qualifies as officially attachment parenting through the night. Benefits of co-sleeping include mom being able to get more rest—she’s not traipsing to and from the crib down the hall to feed or change the baby—plus baby knowing that mom and pop are nearby to take care of his needs.