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Old 10-29-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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Do you sleep with your children?
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:47 PM
 
Location: OKC, OK
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No, neither of my two daughters slept in the bed with us as they grew up. I'm aware of parents who have chosen to allow sleeping in the parent's bad that regretted it later. The old saying goes something like "don't start none, won't be none" is probably correct on this subject.

The parent's bed is for.....well, parents :-)
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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We do one sleep over per month with our boys. We rent a movie and watch it in our bed, then the boys fall asleep. My husband and I stay up and watch regular tv with all of us in the bed.
I can't sleep with the boys in the bed so I go to the guest room and have an uninterrupted and nice night's sleep! I think co-sleeping is a nice idea. I'm just such a light sleeper that I can't do it.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:50 PM
 
Location: SD
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No way. Not ever. Don't want to. Don't want to get it started. The thought gives me the heebie jeebies. It's bad enough I have to share my space with my husband!
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern PA
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I start my babies off cosleeping and then they move on as they are ready. It truly is the best way I've found to sleep with a nursing infant. When the need is met, my children have all moved on, first to their own bed in my room, and then to their "grown up" rooms.

Even though it is popular here in the US to have children in their own rooms, please remember that throughout the world the family bed is the norm.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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Nope - my bed is MY BED

I would never co sleep - it makes too many sleep problems later.

I see too many mommies (I'm on another board) whine "I can't get my 9 month old in the crib! I co -slept and now want them to transition" My advice would have been - then you shouldn't have started.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:29 PM
 
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When my daughter was an infant, I kept her with me instead of the crib. Once she turned 2 I didn't have any problems with her sleeping in her room alone. She still sleeps with us sometimes if we're up late watching a movie or something. When she visits my Mom, she would prefer to sleep with her rather than in the guest room.

My sisters children (3 of them) all have their own room however, they frequently "raid" my sister and BIL bed And when all the grandkids are visiting grandma, they all fight over who gets to sleep with my Mom - it's hilarious.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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I agree with Karen 100%
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:05 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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My daughter for reasons slept with me, it was miserable for me! She slept with one eye open even during naps to see if I was there. It was hell for years!

My son came later, and for years slept in his own bed, until my daugher suggested, oh mom, he's so cute, can't he sleep with me? I Knew! once he did, she'd get tired of it, then he'd be in my bed. He's 11 now almost 12. I've just weened him from the guilt trips when I tell him no. Single mom here, he sleeps in his own bed now and across the room from me.

Now I have my grandbaby since birth. He's 2 yrs. 4 months. Being grandma, & "wiser" I've started him out in the crib. And even when my daughter wanted him in her bed I put him in his crib warning her of the consequences knowing she loved her free time and felt bogged down to start with, and saving myself knowing he'd end up in my bed. To this day, he feels safe and in his place in his bed. Once I put him down, he's quiet and down for the count. He's tried twice only to sleep with me and both times it did not work out, and back to bed for him for his sake and mine.

It's cute and cuddley at first, but it does create a monster to let them sleep with you.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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No way, when they were babys and I was breastfeeding we or better me would fall asleep/snooze with them next to me, but after that no way.
To me its a privacy issue. They can come in and watch TV with us but sleepin is done in their own beds.
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