My bf allows his 5 year old daughters to still sleep in our bed when he has her for visitation. She's not a bad girl and overall things are good. But I don't get one minute of sleep when shes here. Shes a tosser and turner and sleeps between us. Once my bf is asleep, he is out and this does not affect him, but being a light sleeper, I am kept awake all night. I've tried giving hints about her going into her own room, and even his family gets on his case about when he will do this as well, but nothing ever gets done.
I don't want to start a fight over this but I feel first off she is ready for her own bed(seeing as well he allows her to watch cartoons all night and the tv stays on all night as well) and as well since I don't sleep at all. Whats my next step? I really feel like just going down and sleeping on the couch sometimes to prove a point because talking so far has got me nowhere. I understand kids being close to their parents and co-sleeping can be helpful, but shes not a baby per say anymore. HELP!!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:35 AM on Mar. 29, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by gemgem at 8:48 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:52 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
Not a fan of co-sleeping really. It works for some families, but not mine. Of course at times my kids were in bed with me with nightmares, or when they were sick etc...but I never let it be a habbit. As far as your boyfriend goes, I dunno. I would either ask him to have her sleep on HIS side of the bed or I would go sleep on the couch.
Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:05 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by joanie70 at 9:09 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Mar. 29, 2011