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Patty - posted on 06/03/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hello, I hope some Moms can helpme with feedback greatly appreciated...My ? is is it Okay for 4 and 5yr old toddlers to transfer over to Moms bed to sleep on Moms bed is that okay ,or should transfer bck Son to his toddler bed at 5am when he comes to my bed??...? Thank you.greatly Appreciated..Stay home Mom..

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Leah - posted on 06/03/2015

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I actually may be in the minority on this, but I lean more in support of the "family bed" approach. As I write this, I have my nearly 4 year old, comfortably tucked in next to me. In many cultures it is widely accepted and has been going on for centuries. I feel like if my child feels she needs me at 5 AM to feel secure, then by all means I will snuggle her. My feelings on this has always been, that if children weren't meant to sleep with their parents, God wouldn't have made them fit some perfectly in their arms.
I like knowing my children feel secure. I lay them down in their own beds, I intend for them to sleep through the night at this age, and for the most part they do. But when they don't, I just let them in.

I really strongly feel that this is a personal preference. Some people are really opinionated on this subject and feel totally opposite of me. However, I think it really truly is a personal decision of what you think is right for your child!

Best of luck!

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