Ice-T and Coco Austin nonetheless share a mattress with their 7-year-old daughter. Consultants stated it's okay — for now.

  • Ice-T revealed that he and his spouse Coco Austin nonetheless share a mattress with their 7-year-old daughter.
  • The couple have additionally obtained backlash up to now for a few of their different parenting decisions.
  • A pediatrician and psychologist beforehand informed Insider that co-sleeping could be okay till prepuberty.

Ice-T and Coco Austin are not any strangers to controversy relating to elevating their 7-year-old daughter, Chanel. The couple beforehand drew the web’s ire for breastfeeding Chanel when she was three, bathing her in a sink when she was six, and Coco sleeping topless in the same bed as Chanel when she was a toddler.

Regardless of the backlash, the couple hasn’t stopped sharing a mattress with their youngster. In reality, on a latest podcast episode of “That Second with Daymond John,” Ice-T informed the host that Chanel “nonetheless sleeps” in the identical mattress as her dad and mom.

It is not the primary time a star admitted to co-sleeping with an older youngster — final 12 months, Alicia Silverstone was criticized for sharing a mattress along with her 11-year-old son.

Consultants stated that co-sleeping can have some advantages

Dr. Rebecca Fisk, a pediatrician at Lenox Hill Hospital at Northwell Well being in New York, beforehand informed Insider that “sharing a mattress along with your youngster is a private choice, not a medical choice,” as long as the kid is over a 12 months of age to cut back the probabilities of SIDS and suffocation.

Elizabeth Matheis, a licensed scientific psychologist at Psychological and Instructional Consulting, LLC, additionally beforehand informed Insider that completely different backgrounds and cultures will dictate “what works for you and your loved ones,” and that co-sleeping may even assist youngsters really feel comforted throughout transitional life occasions like divorce.

Ice-T stated that his bond with daughter Chanel may be very shut. “I’m a lot extra linked to her than my different children,” he stated about Letesha, 47, and Tracy, 31, from his earlier relationships.

Poor sleep high quality and adolescence ought to be indicators it is time to cease co-sleeping

Dad and mom ought to be looking out for pure indicators that it is time to cease co-sleeping. Fisk stated that co-sleeping could cause disruptions in sleep for the kid and the guardian, so sooner or later different workarounds — like placing a mattress in the identical room — could be wanted to supply the kid the same sense of safety with out compromising on sleep.

However the greatest think about deciding when to cease is prepuberty or adolescence, when youngsters begin to develop intercourse traits like physique hair and breasts. Each specialists stated that this ought to be while you cease sharing a mattress along with your youngster.

Puberty can begin at vastly completely different instances for kids. For women, the age vary averages about 8-13, although ages 8-10 could be thought of a lower-than-average begin level.