Kourtney Kardashian explains why she 'co-sleeps' with her children

Kourtney Kardashian is sharing her best-kept parenting secrets. 

In her latest article for her newly-launched lifestyle website, Poosh, the mom-of-three opened up about how she was able to get her children -- Mason, 9, Penelope, 6, and Reign, 4 -- to sleep through the night when they were babies.

"When I had Mason, co-sleeping just kind of happened naturally so I quickly embraced it...I remember going through times of trying to get him to sleep in his own bed. Many nights he would start off in his room and make his way into ours. I eventually embraced a family bed and followed his lead for when he was ready to sleep in his room. When he was seven, he started sleeping in his room on his own," Kourtney wrote.

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The 39-year-old reality star also credited the DockATot baby lounger for giving her "peace of mind" that her son was protected and safe in the bed with her on-and-off boyfriend of 10 years, Scott Disick.

"Scott and I always kept it in the middle of the bed with each of us on either side to prevent Mason from rolling off the bed. Because we did so much traveling when Mason was a baby, and I took him everywhere with me, I also traveled with the DockATot. I found that as long as Mason was next to me, he adjusted to ANY time zone and slept 12 hours. This approach worked best for our lifestyle."

With Penelope (whom she named Poosh after), Kourtney admitted that she and Scott consciously made the decision to co-sleep with their daughter.

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"When I was pregnant with P, I read The Attachment Parenting Book by Dr. Sears and really related to his point of view on the sleep method. He’s known for defending shared sleeping and clearing the stigma that it’s a dangerous habit."

However, when Reign was born, Kourtney says she spent the first two months sleeping in a bed in his room in order to try and get him to sleep on his own from the beginning.

"When I gave birth to Reign, I decided to have him sleep in his own room from the start. The decision was for the good of my relationship. With two kids in my bed, Scott had begun sleeping in the guest room, so I made an effort to try and get Reign to sleep in his crib. I actually spent the first two months sleeping in a bed in his room, as I was up at night nursing," she explained.

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"He is my only baby who has always slept in his own bed in his own room. We didn’t use any training methods for him. By 2 1/2, he started sleeping through the whole night without waking up for the most part," she added. 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Kim Kardashian and Penelope Disick are seen on December 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Kim Kardashian is seen carrying her niece, Penelope Disick on December 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Kourtney Kardashian, Penelope Disick and Scott Disick are seen on August 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Kourtney Kardashian and Penelope Disick are seen on August 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, Ca - June 08: Kourtney Kardashian and Penelope Disick are seen on June 08, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 14: Kourtney Kardashian and daughter Penelope Disick is sighted on December 14, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Olivia Salazar/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 02: Kourtney Kardashian makes a splash in a plunging black swimsuit as she hits the beach with daughter Penelope Disick on July 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida. PHOTOGRAPH BY Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kourtney Kardashian, Mason Disick, North West and Penelope Disick pose backstage with the cast at 'Cats' on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre on September 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH - JUNE 11: Hailey Baldwin seen on the beach with Penelope Disick (C) on June 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by MTMI/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Kim Kardashian, North West and Penelope Disick seen leaving a restaurant in SoHo on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
CHATSWORTH, CA - MARCH 09: (L-R) Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, daughter Penelope Disick and Larsa Younan watch courtside as Sierra Canyon plays Foothills Christian for the CIF Open Division Playoffs at Sierra Canyon High School on March 9, 2018 in Chatsworth, California. (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images)
CHATSWORTH, CA - MARCH 09: (L-R) Kourtney Kardashian and daughter Penelope Disick attend as Sierra Canyon plays Foothills Christian for the CIF Open Division Playoffs on March 9, 2018 in Chatsworth, California. (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 04: Kourtney Kardashian and her daughter Penelope are seen in Los Angeles International Airport on February 04, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Penelope Disick is seen in central Park on February 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Kourtney Kardashian is seen ice skating with her daughter Penelope in central Park on February 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Kourtney Kardashian is seen ice skating with her daughter Penelope in central Park on February 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Kourtney Kardashian is seen ice skating with her daughter Penelope in central Park on February 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
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