Heather - posted on 08/28/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have an almost 4 year old and an almost 1 year old. Unfortunately, the wee-ist of the two has always been a problematic sleeper. She's had some food sensitivities, which we've been working on, and now she's cutting teeth in a bad way. I sleep with both of them, and after being up every 1-2 hours with the baby, 6am (when my preschooler sometimes wakes) comes pretty early and feels pretty harsh. The eldest will now just quietly leave the room to go out into the house and find something to play with, but I just don't feel right about leaving her too long.
What age do you think is an ok age for kids to get up and hang out on their own for a while? Anyone else dealing with this?