Is Kourtney Kardashian Strange for Co-Sleeping with Her Toddler?

by Lucinda Loveless

Celebrity Chatter: Stars Co-Sleep with Their Toddlers!

Kourtney and MasonOn the premiere of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" Sunday night, it was revealed that Kourtney co-sleeps with her toddler, Mason (who is just adorable), while her baby daddy sleeps in another room. This is not so unusual, nor, do we think, such a crazy thing.

What is surprising is what an outcry of shock and disapproval such a revelation has caused. One would think that she had confessed to putting her baby to sleep next to a dangerous object! Oh wait, remember our blog post about baby sleeping with sharp and dangerous objects?

Rumorfix.com wrote that it was an "odd" revelation. The Huffington Post offered tags with its mention which included "crazy," "outrageous," and "weird." You should have seen the comments! Phrases like, "very sad" and "damaging" kept showing up. There were supportive comments espousing the benefits of co-sleeping. Naturally there were the expected comments about the Kardashians themselves. It seems people either love them or hate them or love to hate them!

Baby daddy Scott Disick quickly went on Twitter to explain, lest anyone think his baby mama is crazy or that he is anything less than desirable: "Just want to clear up the reason why we don't sleep in bed together. I'm not a good sleeper and with Mason in bed I can;t fall to sleep!" Sure, okay. We believe that just because he posted that on Twitter.

Kourtney first had to defend her co-sleeping Mason (did we mention he is super cute?) last summer when it first came out that she was co-sleeping with him. She assured the concerned masses that she was taking all safety precautions and admitted that had once judged moms who co-slept -- until she became a mom and realized the benefits of doing so.

What do you think about Kourtney's decision to sleep with baby Mason? Did you watch the premiere of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York?" Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Comments

I don't see anything wrong with co-sleeping at all! I do it and my son (also named Mason!) is fine. I don't put his head near my pillow, I don't put a blanket on him, and I angle his body so his face isn't too close to my body. I'm a very light sleeper and anytime he moves or makes a noise I wake up, as most other moms probably do. I think it would be easier to sleep through your baby crying or your baby being in distress if they AREN'T in bed with you!

I am happy that this is working for Kourtney, but co-sleeping is not for me. I had my baby in a special crib attachment on my bed next to me for the first eight weeks, but then made the shift to his own bedroom. Getting to sleep alone with my husband is a precious thing. We love to cuddle and have our private time there, which would be next to impossible with our son in the bed. We do occasionally take naps with him, but not all night. He happily goes to sleep in his own bedroom.

I have a sister-in-law that co-sleeps with her 6 year old daughter and 4 year old son. She couldn't bear to see them cry when they were asked to sleep in a different bed. It has now become a dependency issue and my brother is out in the cold sleeping alone on a different bed. He desperately wants to sleep with his wife, but can't because of the children. When he brings the issue up of having the children sleep in their own rooms, the kids cry and scream and his wife tells him he is being unreasonable. They no longer have any intimacy and I find that sad.

That being said, it is completely up to each individual family to decide these things. There is nothing strange or creepy about it, humans have done this for thousands of years, it all depends on what works for each family and individual.