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Shawn sleeps with us about half the time. The rest of the time he sleeps with his brother or sometimes the other kids. We are trying to get him out of the bed but sometimes we don't mind him being with us so we can have some cuddle time.
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LOL that's funny (not really) because my friend had that problem when her 2 year old he would start off in his crib and in the middle of the night he would get up and get in their bed.
What she finally did was put up a baby gate so he couldn't get in the room. He whined at 1st but he got the picture after a while. She would take him back in the room and soothe him and he was back to sleep.
we co-slept with Kale until he was over a year old, and we're still paying for it. granted i was nursing so having him right next to me was nice, but he is 4 now and still sleeps with us half the time.
Keegan co-slept maybe the first few months. but i figured we already had one kid in our bed, we weren't going for the record, so for the most part he sleeps in his own bed.
with my experience with Kale, i will never co-sleep that long again!
My daughter is going to be 3 soon, and we have something that works for us.
She naps with me in the queen bed when her dad is at work. She sleeps with me when he's deployed or out doing training unless she asks for her own bed.
When he is home, she sleeps in her own bed. She doesn't even complain about it... "Sephie, Daddy is here, you use your big girl bed." She gets an hour or so of cuddling with the two of us before we out her to bed and she is generally annoyed by not having all the room she would like, and is happy to go back to her own space.
Also, she has figured out that she is allowed to sing herself to sleep as much as she likes if she's in her own bed, but she can't do that with Mommy and Daddy. So she'll sing until she gets herself tired.
Some nights she's upset and fussy and doesn't want to sleep, and so we cuddle her a little bit longer. It's never been a problem for her to transition back and forth depending on Daddy's deployment schedule.
My DD is 21 months and she starts out in her bed and most nights winds up back in bed with us around 2 or 3am. Slowly but surely she is spending more nights in her crib all night though. We started transitioning her around 13 or 14 months. But I don't mind in the least, I cherish cuddle time and realize one day she will be embarrassed to hug me
Similar to you guys, my 2 year old will go down in her own bed at night, but wakes up at dawn, gets in bed with me, and sleeps a few more hours. I don't mind it at all because my husband has left for work by that time. Sometimes, if she is heavily resisting a nap, I'll go lay with her until she falls asleep, or if I'm very tired myself, we will just have a nap in my bed. I didn't co-sleep with her as a baby, though. She never resisted going down until she was two, really.