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co-sleepers, how on earth do you stay up late ever??

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

oh my goodness I want GROWNUP TIME... I mean, time to sit up and not have a child awake. But as long as I am awake, they are awake. I can not force my children to sleep. I can force them to go to bed, but not to actually sleep.

So how do other cosleepers do it?

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

my kids were still able to go to bed on their own at their bedtime, fall asleep pn their own and stay there.  We'd go in when we were ready.

cosleeping does not necessarily mean having the same bedtime as your kids.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Sounds like me


Quoting Anonymous:

Its harder when you have to sleep in the same room as your kid, which also serves as the livingroom, dining room, TV room and the study.... His bedtime is at 8, but I have a lot of work to do after, can't turn the lights off and most nights, he'll be up till 11 pm or later. Even put a room divider, and a sheet to help keep the light away from his eyes. Doesn't work.... I guess its a good thing I'm not in a relationship

witchybabymomma
by Bronze Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 6:25 PM

 LOL that happens to me too that's why I never get anything done.

Quoting Anonymous:

My problem is that I AM tired. So laying down to get them to sleep puts me to sleep too! Then i wake up in the morning like: darnit!! I was trying to put them to sleep and get back up and do dishes or laundry.. but fell asleep for the whole night! If i dont fall asleep, they dont. Its so wierd.


Quoting witchybabymomma:

 lol I think I fall asleep before my son at least 50% of the time so I have not figured it out yet


 

supercarp
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 7:52 PM

 

I had a coworker once who lost her baby by cosleeping with her.

Quoting iluvalex:

What if you're not married and a single mom


Quoting supercarp:

I would never recommend cosleeping. I think it damages a marriage.



 

SophieBeth17
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM

We don't cosleep

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 28, 2013 at 8:24 PM
My dd is not a baby. She is a young child


Quoting supercarp:

 


I had a coworker once who lost her baby by cosleeping with her.


Quoting iluvalex:

What if you're not married and a single mom



Quoting supercarp:


I would never recommend cosleeping. I think it damages a marriage.





 


supercarp
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

 

If you slept with her when she was a baby, then quit arguing. If you didn't cosleep when she was small, then you started, that was messed up, unless you didn't have a bed for her.

Quoting Anonymous:

My dd is not a baby. She is a young child


Quoting supercarp:

 


I had a coworker once who lost her baby by cosleeping with her.


Quoting iluvalex:

What if you're not married and a single mom



Quoting supercarp:


I would never recommend cosleeping. I think it damages a marriage.



 


 



 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

She did not cosleep as a baby but she was in my room in her basinet. She had a crib in her own room until she climbed out of it the first time, which is when I put her into her own big girl bed. She was still in her own room in her own bed until daddy left for Afghanistan, at which point she would get scared at night and come into my room. I didn't care at first but now I realize I should have put a stop to it earlier.

Quoting supercarp:


If you slept with her when she was a baby, then quit arguing. If you didn't cosleep when she was small, then you started, that was messed up, unless you didn't have a bed for her.

Quoting Anonymous:

My dd is not a baby. She is a young child


Quoting supercarp:



I had a coworker once who lost her baby by cosleeping with her.


Quoting iluvalex:

What if you're not married and a single mom



Quoting supercarp:


I would never recommend cosleeping. I think it damages a marriage.











RandRMomma
by Maya on Apr. 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM
I simply put DD2 in bed, wait until she's asleep, and get out of the bed. It sounds easy, but it isn't. DD2 is super clingy.
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