co-sleep·​ing | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈslē-piŋ How to pronounce co-sleeping (audio) \

Definition of co-sleeping

: the practice of sleeping in the same bed or close by in the same room with one's child Parents should be aware of potential co-sleeping risks, including accidental smothering and children falling off the bed.— Nicky Cohen Besides making a baby feel safe, co-sleeping extends the quality time that parents can spend with her.— Martin E. P. Seligman — compare bed sharing

Other Words from co-sleeping

co-sleep \ (ˌ)kō-​ˈslēp How to pronounce co-sleep (audio) \ intransitive verb co-slept\ (ˌ)kō-​ˈslept How to pronounce co-slept (audio) \; co-sleeping; co-sleeps
… a mom of two in Atlanta. She loved breastfeeding, she returned to her career in marketing after maternity leave, and she co-slept with her babies for years. Parenting

First Known Use of co-sleeping

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Co-sleeping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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