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Why does my 12-month-old baby gravitate towards my side at night, even though he prefers his mother overall?

You're probably heavier, make a bigger dent in the mattress and he follows gravity towards you. That's my hypothesis.
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

There is exactly one age when this should stop: When one of the individuals concerned is no longer happy with the sleeping arrangements. Assuming that your real question is somewhere along the lines ...
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Does safe bed-sharing increase the risk of SIDS?

The short answer is yes, there have been studies showing an increased risk for SIDS even when several of the known risk factors are removed from the equation: Carpenter et al. (2013) "Bed sharing ...
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Why does my 12-month-old baby gravitate towards my side at night, even though he prefers his mother overall?

Most likely it's one of the reasons already given, such as luck of the draw, warmer, or you make the bed bend more, but if you want to have a feel good answer here you go. He feels protected and ...
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

I can reference my own experience here: Our 5-year sleeps on our bed. He goes to be in his own bed, and gets up and moved to our bed in the middle of the night. He is turning 5 shortly, and recently ...
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Tween kids in separated moms bed - should I be worried?

When in doubt about something related to co-parenting, it might be helpful to review the Rights of the Child or the equivalent guidelines where you live. Here are the rights that are inserted in ...
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Making 7 year old sleep in her own bed

My daughter did the same at 7 - would even insist some nights that she wanted to sleep in my bed from the start. I just kept trying gently: starting her in her bed getting fancy bed covers in her ...
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Is there any research on the psychological impact of male children pushing same sex parent out of the bed?

I don't think this is something that has been widely scientifically studied-- I wasn't able to find anything about cosleeping children that push the father out of bed, even without the age or gender ...
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Making 7 year old sleep in her own bed

My kids often came into our bed in the middle of the night, making sleep less comfortable. I just put mattresses on the floor and started putting them to bed in our bedroom. They seemed very content ...
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

I believe a lot depends on the boy, and hopefully the mother knows her son. At about the same age as this boy, and for a couple of years after I tried my best to see my mother in various states of ...
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

My husband and I did a lot of research a few years ago. We now have an 8 yr old boy and 5 yr old girl. We had the hardest time with our boy because when he was at his real mother's house, he always ...
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

I think it really depends on the situation. If the mom and kid are by themselves (no father present) then it probably makes more sense that they would sleep in the same bed. I'm sure there will come a ...
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Does safe bed-sharing increase the risk of SIDS?

There's an important datapoint from Japan which is a developed country where cosleeping is very common. A paper titled Infant Suffocation Incidents Related to Co-Sleeping or Breastfeeding in the Side-...
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How do we get an 8-month-old back to sleeping in his crib?

If co sleeping is how everyone gets the most sleep, why change it? It’s not that you have to “convince” your baby of anything, it’s just natural that they would rather sleep near parents versus alone ...
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