Do your kids sleep with you?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our son is almost 8, ad he sleeps in our bed maybe once every 6 months if he has a bad dream in the middle of the night. How old is your daughter?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t have kids of my own, by my youngest brother and I used to fall asleep in my parents’ bed probably 2-3 nights per week. My dad would carry us back to our own beds when he went to sleep, a couple hours after my mom went to bed. So my mom would sleep in the bed with us for a few hours a few nights a week. Whenever my dad wasn’t home, my brother and I would stay in the bed with her all night.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yes! My 4 month old DS went from sleeping 5-6 hour stretches in his rock n play to 1.5-hours in his crib because he outgrew the rnp. By the 2nd or 3rd time getting up to comfort him, he always ends up in bed with me for the rest of the night. We both sleep better that way and I get baby cuddles which are the best!!!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Not right now, she is only 3.5months.. But when she is bigger and can move or roll away from us if we roll on her then yes! DH and I both can’t wait to snuggle with her in bed!! Me especially as I work 12hr shifts too!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

my daughter slept in bed with me from when she was born until she was about a year. now she is 4, and If FI is gone for the night sometimes I will have her sleep with me, and she sleeps in our room if she is sick. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Gah no, he sleeps in his own bed.  He is 2 and it is very rare that he sleeps with us. Which I think is great.  If he does fall asleep in our bed we will put him in his own bed. I pesonally believe that our bed is for us not us and our son.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Nope. Never ever really. If she (6 yo) is really really sick one of us will go be with her in her room.

She is quite the sly boundary pusher and if we let her sleep in our bed like clock work there will be a big issue the next night when we say no. She is a little mastermind and tries bartering with things (Think: I will only sleep in my bed if I don’t have to brush my teeth, etc.) which is no good.

So we just say no. No exceptions to rules. That works best with most everything for our little one unless there is some sort of exceptional circumstance.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Sassygrn:  I tend to agree with you here about how my fiance and my bed is our space, just like our little one’s room is her space.

I also think having babies in and out of our bed on any given night gets in the way of my fiance’s and my private time. We rarely get to see each other all day! That is sacred time lol

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not usually, unless there is a storm etc.  The girls do climb in with us on Saturday mornings to cuddle sometimes.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My DD is 4 and she recently started sleeping in her bed the whole night. She’d go to bed in her room and either wake up (so Id bring her to our room) or Id go get her around midnight when I go to sleep.

DH and I like her in our bed but also her room has huge windows and even with the wood blinds it’s very very bright in her room. She’d wake up at 6 vs 9am. 

With us getting ready ati have our last baby we wanted her sleeping in her own room all night. She’s had no issues and sleeps all night now in her bed. I didn’t want her feeling sad or jealous that when the baby comes he will be in our room while she can’t be so we started early telling her about her new big girl room and sleeping in there all night.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Nope.   He thinks anything other than his own bed equals play time.    He’s always been in his own bed.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My son sleeps in his own bed thank god lol. He is such a wild sleeper but at night sometimes he gets in our bed which is fine. He just turned 3 a month and a half ago.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

When I was still nursing DS, I’d often accidentally fall asleep with him still in my lap (followed by his dad having to wake me up). Does that count? After countless incidents of that, I became really tempted to look into sharing sleeping arrangements with DS. Didn’t end up happening though. (I may have napped with him once in the master bed, but that was it.) I guess there ended up being no need for it after BF faded out of the picture, and DS got his days and nights more straightened out (though he’ll wake up with a bottle request and/or need for a diaper change).

ETA: He’ll be 14 months old as of tomorrow.

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