Everyone has already given you plenty of info so I will explain my reasoning for co-sleeping when my son was little. It made it easier to breastfeed, I could just roll over, whip it out and go back to sleep. My son hated being in his crib, he would cry, so we both got more sleep with him in bed with me. I worked during the time so I feel like that helped us bond after being apart most of the day. I would usually start the night with us in separate beds, then when he woke up the 1st time, he would come into my bed. By about 1.5, I had a toddler bed for him, next to my bed. By about 2-2.5, his bed was on the other side of my room. When he was 3, we moved in with my fiance and I worried he would have trouble going into his own room but he did great! that was over 3 years ago and he hasn't slept in my bed since. He is 7 now and has no problem going to bed.
at 3:43 PM on Feb. 13, 2009