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May 6th, 2009, 01:10 PM
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For those of you who co-slept and transitioned into cribs/toddler beds, when did you know it was time?

I ask because this morning around 4am I heard my husband grumble as he moved Kaylee away from him and I felt kind of bad. I know that since she started snuggling that he hasn't been as enthused to be bed sharing anymore (she has a way of making both of us sleep on the edges of our bed )

I know for sure I don't want her in a different room yet. She's too big to sleep in the bassinet all night... I don't want to have to take her crib apart and put it together again in our room... What should I do? Any ideas?
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May 6th, 2009, 05:49 PM
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We had excellent success with the futon mattress on our bedroom floor for a few months then moved Avery to her own room on the same matress at @ 13 months of coure I have always gone to her bed after that point and am now pretty much in her full sized bed and plan on staying with both kids in it for the first several months with the new baby.

So this is how we did the first move onto the matress. I slept with her on it all night for several weeks then joined her on it for the 2:30 nursing and usually fell back to sleep for the rest of the night...Eventually she started waking when DH came home at night and wanting him to play so she and I moved into her room, and again to transition I stayed with her all night. She gave up nursing at 14 months and had been in her room a few weeks at that point she still wakes up between 2-3a.m and says "MOMMA!!!" if I'm not in her bed so I go in and we sleep together and awake together in the morning..it is so sweet!!
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May 6th, 2009, 07:29 PM
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Maybe dh just had an off moment. If you move her, you'll might both just miss her.
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May 6th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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I think I have found a co-sleeper cheap enough so we can afford it to get for my son. I hope to get him to like it before the new baby comes along. He is actually kind of serperating himself from me in his sleep so I think he maybe ready for that step. Since the Orignal co-sleeper goes up to 30 pounds I think we can get away with using it for a good long while before we will have to do something else.
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May 7th, 2009, 08:22 AM
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I have been wondering the same thing Katie. I know I'm not ready yet because I would miss Jack like crazy!! But I'm wondering when I will know it's the "right time".
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May 7th, 2009, 08:33 AM
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Well with MY Kaylie she co-slept until about 11m and then she started to get really wiggly and was not sleeping well. I did not want her across the house in her own room so we put her in the pack and play next to our bed. It worked great and we all slept much better. Plus I could still see her since she was on my side of the bed.

She stayed in our room until she was 18m and we started waking her doing our normal routine. Before then she had always just slept through us getting ready in the morning.

I agree with a PP though...maybe your DH just had an off night Would it be an option for your family if maybe DH slept in another room or you and Kaylee moved to another room if cosleeping is not disirbale for him anymore?
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May 7th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Dh is still sleeping with Billy (4). he has occasionally gone to bed on his own, and dh gets up sometimes. We are thinking in another yer or so maybe we can get the two boys sleeping together and get our own bed back to ourselves!
For those with older childrne, when did they choose to sleep alone? If ever? Please tell me its before the teenage years, LOL.
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May 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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I sat DH down last night to read various sites about all the benefits of co-sleeping and why we do it. Before that he just always did it because I wanted to, but now he knows there's more behind it. We talked last night about what we both want and I am happy to say all systems go for continuing co-sleeping I'm really glad because I'm not ready to stop!!!
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May 9th, 2009, 07:18 AM
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Miles was in our bed until Rhys was born and there just wasn't room for all of us in the bed. So we put him in a toddler bed against our bed until 2 1/2 when he asked to sleep downstairs in his own bedroom.

Rhys was in our bed from birth until about 14 months when he started sleeping really restless, waking up more often, and seemed like he wanted to stretch out. We moved the toddler bed between our bed and the wall and tried him in there...he did really well for about 2 weeks then he wanted back in our bed. But he still seemed like he wasn't getting good sleep so we tried again and he's been in the toddler bed happily ever since. I lay in the bed and him in the toddler bed and he holds my hand as he drifts to sleep.
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May 9th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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Miles was in our bed until Rhys was born and there just wasn't room for all of us in the bed. So we put him in a toddler bed against our bed until 2 1/2 when he asked to sleep downstairs in his own bedroom.

Rhys was in our bed from birth until about 14 months when he started sleeping really restless, waking up more often, and seemed like he wanted to stretch out. We moved the toddler bed between our bed and the wall and tried him in there...he did really well for about 2 weeks then he wanted back in our bed. But he still seemed like he wasn't getting good sleep so we tried again and he's been in the toddler bed happily ever since. I lay in the bed and him in the toddler bed and he holds my hand as he drifts to sleep.
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May 9th, 2009, 04:12 PM
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I sat DH down last night to read various sites about all the benefits of co-sleeping and why we do it. Before that he just always did it because I wanted to, but now he knows there's more behind it. We talked last night about what we both want and I am happy to say all systems go for continuing co-sleeping I'm really glad because I'm not ready to stop!!!
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May 9th, 2009, 07:41 PM
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A word about the original Co-sleeper... I love it and feel it is a must-have... however, when baby learns to pull up, you have to be extra vigilant about using it, or figure something else out. I know a girl on another forum whose child pulled up and fell out, so we were extra watchful with Hugo. He's still well within the weight limit but since he's mobile we don't use it any more. We moved him from the Co-sleeper to our bed and then out of our bed at 10 mos. He was getting very mobile at that point (had started walking) and was tossing and turning a lot. He seems to like the space that he has to move around in his crib at night now.
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May 10th, 2009, 03:37 PM
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I know disassembling & reassembling a crib is a PITA - but we do love our crib/co-sleeper arrangement. I actually went out & bought a crib for the first time when he was over a year...and I think it was a great investment!
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