I have 2 daughters, Abby who is 2 1/2 years old and Emily who is 4 months old. We have a 2 bedroom house and my oldest, Abby, sleeps in one and me, my fiance and my youngest share the other. Recently I took my youngest to her doctor's appointment and the doctor asked where she slept and I told her that she slept in our room with us in her crib. She told me that I shouldn't have her in there and that she needs to have her own room so that she can learn to sleep on her own. (That was her only arguement, that she wouldn't sleep with us in the room too) I lived in a small one bedroom apartment with my oldest when she was born and she slept in our room up until she was one and both of my kids have slept through the night since 2 months old. They are both very heavy and good sleepers so I told her that they will be starting to share a room in the next month or so and she still said no, she needs her own space and the oldest does too. Well, I'm not made of money and I can't afford a 3 bedroom house just because she thinks its best.
My question for you ladies is how far would you go to tell the doctor to mind her own business when it comes to something that is more a personal opinion of theirs instead of a medical opinion?
P.S. I didn't dare tell her that sometimes when my fiance has to work really early in the morning that I bring my youngest into my bed to sleep with me because I'm lonely. HA! Imagine what she would've said about co-sleeping! UGH!
So, should I leave it be or what?