What are everyone's thoughts on co-sleeping?

Casey Lynn - posted on 12/10/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 years old and still sleeps in the bed with me. I think its more me that wants her in there but she hasnt told me that she would like to sleep by herself. Is anyone else going through this?

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S. - posted on 12/11/2012

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I think with co-sleeping its each to there own, I can't and don't co-sleep but a lot of people do and are happy to do so. If I did I would have 5 in a bed lol. I do like to watch films with my kids in my bed and the little ones jump in in the morning for a cuddle.

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Janessa - posted on 12/22/2012

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My husband and I have never let our kids sleep with us, except on the rare occasions they are sick, had a nightmare, or of course sometimes I'd fall asleep nursing, but we'd always put them back in bed when they were calmed down, fed, or we felt like they'd be okay (if they were sick, I've had kids with febrile seizures). We knew if we let them, there would be no private time for us, which is very vital. Newborns are tricky, because they want to be close, but we've always found a way to get them to calm down in their own beds. But that is what worked for us, everyone has their own opinion, do what works for you.

Laura - posted on 12/12/2012

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I had both of my kids in bed with me until it got to the point where no one was sleeping well. It actually made the transition to separate beds easier because we were all ready. My close friend had all 4 of her kids in bed with her at one point and each one for many years. They are confident, independent, well behaved kids. Follow your gut and do what feels right for you and your children.

Casey Lynn - posted on 12/11/2012

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Yeah, sometimes its hard to get sleep because she tosses in her sleep, but alot of people have told me that its a bad thing because it makes them less independent. Which I dont think it has that effect on her because she gets herself to sleep in the bed with me. I agree with you, it is our special bonding time. Thanks so much! Im so glad Im not the only one who thinks this way and I feel so much better about it now!

Sarah - posted on 12/11/2012

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Love it and hate it. I think it is an excellent time to bond with my kids, but at the same time I would like to get some sleep. My son likes to roll a lot, so some nights it is impossible to sleep. As long as both of you are getting sleep, then keep it up until she don't want to sleep with you. They grow up too fast. Keep the small child things for as long as you can.

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