The Family Bed – A Poem

The Family Bed is a sweet little poem I wrote about the benefits of cosleeping; such a simple parenting concept, which has brought so much joy and harmony to our family.

The Family Bed - Cover 2 - 2016It has twice hit the Amazon Bestseller lists in the UK and USA, topping the Parenting, Babies & Toddlers and Sleep categories. #Humble #Gratitude

I’ve been lucky enough to get some lovely reviews from very kind readers (other than my Mum) – Pop to Amazon UK to read them.

My aim for 2016 is to turn this proven seller into a proper picture book (currently e-book only)… So, illustrators – get in touch!! The book includes safe cosleeping (bedsharing) guidelines and links to parenting authors who helped me early in my journey. I would love to expand and update this list – let me know in the comments who has really helped your family with baby bedtimes!

For now, you can get your copy on Amazon UK, Amazon USA, or your country’s store (just search “JL Morse The Family Bed”)


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so lovely that i want to frame parts of it and put it above our bed.
well done on such an inspiring poem.
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What a joy! JL Morse makes you laugh, think and cry at the same time! This poem is a great, big infusion of warmth and love. We co-sleep and I always could see the clear benefits of doing so: happy baby, happy mum, happy dad!

By Amazon Customer on 23 May 2014

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Beautifully written and heart warming. All new and expecting parents should read this. As parents most of us will toy with the idea of co-sleeping and I love how simply this poem describes the beauty and benefits of doing so. We co-slept from little one being 12 days old and I wouldn’t look back regardless of societies negative outlook on doing so. It was instinctively the right thing to do although before he arrived there was ‘no way’ he was sleeping in our bed. If I could write poetry I would have written this. Thank you for making me smile

By Anne B on 7 May 2015

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i can really relate to this as did very similar with my first child… tried to get him to sleep (anywhere!) and the only place he would sleep was next to me… and with that you get all the people telling you all the supposed reasons that you shouldn’t co-sleep! (the other 3 all happily co-slept from day !)
this book reminds you why it is normal (in a fun way) and also has links to further info should you want it.
worth a read to introduce co-sleeping to others, or for those that are planning to.

By mumof3 on 18 May 2015

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Would recommend to everybody!! Finally something all us parents can relate to; I’ve finally gone with my instincts completely and baby no5 has been in bed with mummy since 2days old 😊

By Mrs.Vickery on 15 May 2014

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I loved this poem so much, it really conjures up so many emotions and puts into words the beauty of sharing your bed with your child. Beautifully written, inspiring message!


By Sarah on 16 May 2015

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A lovely quirky little tale about sleeping soundly with a baby, wonderful poem and has been shared with my natural parenting group. Thank you x

There have been two covers to date, and we’re looking for a third when we publish the paperback/fully illustrated bedtime book…

The Family Bed - Cover 2 - 2016

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