co sleepers

Cynthia Lynn - posted on 11/25/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my daughter and i have been co sleepers since day one and she i now ten. my husband works third shift so its usually just her and i. now that she is getting older my husband is unconfortable with her i our bed with us. i c his point but i dont want too loose the bond that i have with my daughter. when he is home on the weekends at night she makes a bed on the floor in our room. but i dont like her sleeping on the floor but thats were she feels confortable is in our room. what should i do

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Michelle - posted on 11/25/2012

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I agree with Denikka. She's old enough to sleep on her own. I don't co sleep with any of my children and I have a fantastic bond with all of them. We sometimes have sleepouts on the couch and watch movies as a special treat.



I can see why your husband would be uncomfortable, she's not a young child anymore, she's a preteen. I would question if it's really you that's uncomfortable with her not being with you at night. I know when you get used to having someone sleeping beside you that it's hard when they aren't there. With your husband working nights then it's nice to have your daughter there. On the weekends you have your husband back.

Denikka - posted on 11/25/2012

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You can get a cot for her to sleep in your room, that way she's not on the floor and has her own little bed.

Or, you can transfer her into her own room and stay with her until she falls asleep. If you get a big bed, you can sleep there with her when her dad is gone.



I would suggest though, that it may be time to start encouraging her to sleep on her own. She'll be a teenager soon and will probably start wanting (and WILL need) her privacy and her own space. You can make sleeping with mom a special treat (combine it with movies and treats :) ). You can still have a special bond with your children, even after you stop co sleeping.

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