5 S’s Checklist for Sleeping Together: Feng Shui for the Happiest Baby and Family on the Block
No room for a nursery? No problem. In today’s times, when saving space means saving money, there is a viable option: sharing the same bed with your newest addition. In many Asian families, even today, newborns share the same bed as their parents. Plus, single parents save money and give up the crib idea. Even a single mother, I know who have a crib simply prefers that your two-year-old sleeps in the same bed for company. Plus, sleeping together can lead to a treasure of family time, as an art educator I know shared that she grew up as 1 in 3 kids in the same bed as Mom and Dad while Dad read stories out loud before everyone else was. go to sleep. . Only you will know what is best for your situation.
If you decide to sleep together, follow these 5 S. Not only will you have a great space-saving and money-saving situation. You’ll also build on ancient feng shui principles to maximize energy flow and efficiency, gain practical insights detailed in the checklist below, and actually have the happiest baby and family on the block!
1. POLL the room or area you designate for sleeping.
~ Where is the door?
~ Where is the window?
~ Where are the air conditioning and heating vents?
~ Where are the electrical outlets?
~ Where are the plug-in electronics?
ACTION: Feng shui for the baby is about protection. Do your best to keep your baby (and your bed) as far away as possible from all of the above features.
2. Create SAFE SPACE for you, your baby and your partner.
~ What is the most protected position in bed?
~ Who tends to be hot or cold during sleep?
~ Who can take better care of the baby?
ACTION: Feng shui is about convenience, also known as the ease of energy flow. The center of the bed is generally the most protected position for babies. In this way, both parents can take care of the baby during diaper changes and feeding. Make sure the baby is lying on his back and has his own blanket. Create rolled towels as barriers between you and the baby so that the baby does not get crushed. Employ the use of breathable natural bedding to prevent lint from forming. Place the person who tends to get hot closer to the door. Make sure the changing table is closer to the person on the night shift for diapering and feeding.
3. Improve the quality of your TO SLEEP.
~ Who is a light sleeper or a heavy sleeper?
ACTION: Feng shui is about restful sleep. If you are a light sleeper, wear earplugs. If you are a heavy sleeper, place your baby closer to you than to your partner. The baby’s cries will wake you up in time for your night shift.
4. Employ the use of BE QUIET.
~ Do you usually talk or sing to your baby to calm him when he wakes up during the night?
ACTION: Feng shui energy at night is supposed to be as still and silent as possible, since energy also has its cycles. Stop talking or singing to your baby when he wakes up at night. This will help your baby go back to sleep very quickly. If your baby finds it difficult to go back to bed, hold him and give him a pat on the back. If this still doesn’t work, get out of bed to continue cuddling and walk. Then put it back on the bed.
5. Most importantly, CHANGE above!
~ Do you always sleep on one side of the bed?
~ Does the baby tend to roll over to one side, be cradled or fed predominantly on one side?
~ Does baby’s neck tend to lean at an angle when sitting, lying down, or standing?
ACTION: Feng shui is about energy balance, which can be reflected through our muscles. If any imbalance occurs, the baby may have become too used to turning to one side at night. So be sure to change it so that you, your baby, and your partner don’t develop any chronic muscle and energy imbalances.
Enjoy the benefits and let me know how these tips work for you!