Kourtney Kardashian says she's been co-sleeping with her 10-year-old daughter 'every day since she was born'
- Kourtney Kardashian said she's almost always shared a bed with her 10-year-old daughter Penelope.
- Kardashian talked about her blended family's arrangements on the "Not Skinny But Not Fat" podcast.
Kardashian said their sleeping arrangement "pretty much" only changes when Disick has a friend sleep over or goes to her dad's or one of her aunt's houses.
She said the duo's close bond and similarities put Kardashian at ease. "We've spent so much time together and spend so much time together and I just, I don't worry about her," Kardashian continued.
Kardashian has two other children, Reign, 7, and Mason, 12, with her ex Scott Disick. Earlier this year, she married Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who has two teenagers with his ex Shanna Moakler. The newlyweds don't yet live together, but share rituals like Sunday dinners at Barker's house, Kardashian said on the podcast.
A pediatrician said co-sleeping should stop at prepuberty
Other celebrities have been criticized for sleeping alongside their adolescent children. But Dr. Rebecca Fisk, a pediatrician at Lenox Hill Hospital at Northwell Health in New York, previously told Insider "sharing a bed with your child is a personal decision, not a medical decision."
There are two exceptions, she said. Babies under 12 months should never share a bed with their parents due to the increased risk of death from SIDS and suffocation. And once kids begin to develop sexual characteristics like breast buds, it's time to split up at bedtime.
"I wouldn't want a 14-year-old child sleeping in the bed with his or her mother or father," Fisk said. "If you asked me to draw a line, I think it's at the prepubertal time."
Otherwise, there are pros and cons of cosleeping. One mom wrote how sleeping in the same room as her son brought them both comfort after a divorce and death in the family. But if the arrangement seems to make either parents or kids sleepy or irritable during the day, it may not be the best setup for you, experts previously told Insider.
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