I see this all the time. Proud mommy's who "co-sleep".
When their child is about 3,4,5,6, etc....the moms and dads are exhausted and decide they want to sleep in their bed like normal couples do(without children scrunched in between, on top, feet in your face etc).
I see it time and time again on Nanny 911 and SuperNanny also.
Mothers and fathers ready to pull their hair out because they cannot get their screaming, squalling child to sleep in their own bed in their own room.
So, what's with this?
Do the parents really think that training your child, for a couple years to sleep with you, is just going to suddenly go away when the parents want it to and are tired of being kicked and pee'd on and not having any privacy with their mate? Really?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Jun. 18, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by hill_star03 at 4:40 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
Answer by Caroline2010 at 4:08 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 5:34 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
I bed-shared for 5 years. It was an easy transition for her to go to sleep in her own bed. Sometime during the night she used to crawl back into my bed. I didn't care.
Now she sleeps all through the night without any problems. We didn't have the screaming, crying problems that you see on Super Nanny. (Which, is probably some what staged and an over-exaggeration of most parenting)
I didn't care that she slept with me most of the time, and during the winter is was perfect because I keep the heat turned off at night otherwise we'd suffocate. (Small apartment, heater is supposed to be for a bigger house). So we'd co-sleep, she'd stay warm and I wouldn't have the heat on.
Answer by lizzeh at 4:17 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
I co slept with DS, not really by choice though. he HATED his crib. At 12 months we got him a bed, and I transitioned. He sleeps so good in that bed. I did not want to end up like my in laws. Their DD refused to sleep in her own room until she was like 9 years old. Plus, I am not really into co sleeping as some are. I NEED SPACE when I sleep.
Answer by KairisMama at 4:18 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
Answer by sweetpotato418 at 4:25 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 4:29 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 5:09 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
Answer by Ginger0104 at 6:07 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:18 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
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