Lea - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My beautiful 4 1/2 year old daughter has shared the bed with me since night one. I am in no hurry to get her into her own bed but, she is a very active sleeper and I have not slept well in quite a few months because of it. The only thing that seems to work is when I position her so that it was as if she was nursing...(something she weaned herself from when she was 3 years old.) This is not a long term solution however, because I find sleeping on my side for any length of time make my shoulder ache, and my back is tired the next day. It's not that I want her to be in her own bed, but her moving around, needing to have my hair in her hand, and wanting to move from one end of the bed to the other is a tad overwhelming when I am getting up early for work.
I have tried a few things (extra pillows etc) and am a single mother. Has anyone had this issue with their "older babies"? Any feedback is welcome....even if it only gets me one nights sleep.