I only encourage this when my kids are sick or on special occasions. They need to learn to play alone and sleep alone. My little one and I have fallen asleep while I nursed; I almost hit her twice with my elbow. I fear either my husband or I will forget she’s there and roll over on her! I sleep all stressed out, and wake up with a horrible stiff neck. It cannot be good for anyone. To me, co-sleeping poses a risk for the baby, and if it’s a toddler the risk is co-dependency, and does not teach the child to be independent and confident. Plus, my husband and I need our time alone. Very important!