Kourtney Kardashian says baby Rocky only sleeps in her arms

Kourtney Kardashian Barker snuggling with her son Rocky
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Kourtney Kardashian seems to be loving life as a newly-minted mom of four ever since she welcomed baby Rocky with her husband, Travis Barker, last November. It seems little Rocky is lovin’ his mama equally as much, with the reality star recently revealing that her little one has “never been in his crib” during naptime.

On Monday, May 27, Kardashian took to Instagram Stories for a Q&A session, answering fan questions about parenthood and several other topics. One fellow new mom asked the 45-year-old about her baby’s affinity for napping alongside her instead of in the crib, and it seems she knows the routine well.

“New mumma here,” one person asked alongside a wave and red heart emoji. “Any tips on a baby who only likes to be held to take a nap?”

Sharing a photo of Rocky’s crib, Kardashian wrote, “Enjoy every second! We do the same. He’s never been in his crib. It’s my favorite thing in the world,” adding a white heart emoji.

Of course, contact naps—the technical term for those sweet snuggles that enable skin-to-skin contact with you and your baby—provide some of the best bonding moments in those early months with your little one. Babies love sleeping nestled up to you as it reminds them of being snug as a bug in the womb, and the practice promotes the release of oxytocin in both mom and baby. Oxytocin is the love hormone that floods the body with those warm fuzzy feelings, so it’s understandable why new parents love ‘em so much.

The AAP says napping with your baby in your arms should only occur when you’re fully awake and alert, so you can maintain baby’s posture, ensuring their airways are open and that there’s no risk of them slouching or sliding off of you. In bed, it’s crucial to ensure they’re not rolling over, getting rustled in any bed linens, or that you’re not pressing extra weight into their body as they snooze.

As for sharing a bed with your baby, the AAP also recommends “room sharing” instead of bed-sharing. Place your baby’s crib, bassinet, portable crib or play yard in your bedroom, close to your bed. The AAP says room sharing can decrease the risk of SIDS by as much as 50% and is generally safer than bed sharing.

As with any safety concerns, it’s never a bad idea to check in with your pediatrician if you’re not sure of the best positions for safe and secure naps. But any parent will agree with Kardashian that enjoying those one-on-one moments with your baby is so special and endlessly sweet.