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If you have a LO that you let self-wean from co-sleeping, when did this happen?
A friend of mine's son just did this at 2 years, 2 months. I can't believe it! I hope Juliana doesn't decide to do the same at that age because I honestly would be devastated. I want her to co-sleep with us until at least 3. If she decides she wants to stay in her own room I will not hold her back, but I won't encourage it.
I semi let Ashlynn wean from bedsharing. I put her bed in our room (we shared one at the time) and I put her in it, but I didn't push her to sleep in it. Sometimes she'd go back to my bed, but for the most part she liked hers. She was 18 months at the time. But she also did a lot of things early, like nursing less earlier than is typical and she was starting to self-wean around 18 months as well. Thankfully the pregnancy, despite being dry at 12 weeks, kept her interested in nursing.
I liked the 18 months of bedsharing, but liked having my own bed after that. She was still in the room though. We just recently got her to sleep in her own room at 25 or 26 months, but she didn't self-wean from sleeping in our room. SO just got tired of her crawling into bed with us every night and she kept waking up, then throwing up. We had no idea what caused the throwing up, but when we moved her she stopped and she hasn't thrown up in bed since. It was to the point where I did puke laundry almost daily for almost a week.
Kailey(20) Cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, extended RF'ing, slightly crazy mommy to Ashlynn (3 * 1/28/10) and Matthew (10 months * 6/20/12)
I still have Kayley sleeping in my bed at 5. Most nights I lay with her until she falls asleep and then I go in my bed. She usually calls for me and I go right back in. Last night we slept in my bed. It's whatever works! No reason why anyone should be totally sleep deprived. Also, I know she will not always need me so I cherish every bit of the co-sleeping.
Trisha--proud stay at home mommy and wife.