Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our CoSleeping Issues

I am having huge issues getting Peanut Butter to sleep in her own bed, well just to fall asleep in general. When it starts to bother J it becomes a huge issue. I had always said no child of mine is going to sleep in my bed, but co-sleeping started out so innocently. I'd bring her to bed now and then because I get up for work at 4:30am and listening to the crying down the hall would not let me sleep, I no longer have this issue. She was then a great sleeper from about age 1 until we took her out of the crib. Then she would come in our room in the middle of the night and crawl up in our bed. Fine, I can deal with that for the most part. Some nights I'd even take her back to bed after she fell asleep. But now we cannot get her to stay in her bed. I have tried the door knob thingys and I dont' feel comfortable putting a lock on the door per se. I know other who have, but I can't. I did get her to stay and fall asleep in her bed last night, but around 4ish, she climbed in. She already stays up until 9 so pushing a later bed time is not much of an option. If we didn't have a king sized bed, I don't know if J would have lasted this long. Though any infringement on J's 3/4ths of the bed is an issue. I do not know how for the life of me we ever slept in a queen.

6 comments:

Denise said...

wow I think you have created a little night monster!!(I know that this sounds mean)but my bed is my bed...no kids aloud! We never started that. They have always gone to sleep in there beds..Once in a while if a bad dream happens they will come into bed and I let them stay for a short time and then it it back to their bed for the rest of the night! I NEED MY SLEEP. or I turn into a monster myself.

Leslie Collins said...

I haven't dealt with this, so I cannot offer much advice. I guess try and be persistant. Hang in there and try to get some advice from parents who have dealt with this...b/c I know there are many of them. I am always hearing other moms gripe about this very same problem.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I've never had this problem (at least not YET) so I have no good advice only best wishes!

jessica said...

ooh that sounds like no fun! my monster takes up half the bed herself if she is ever allowed in it!

Zoe said...

all of my kids slept with us and ava still does. she does not even have her own bed. that transition will be coming soon. the boys did ok when we moved them. we bought cool bedding and new music and some fun lights. the first few weeks were hard but it does get easier. good luck!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I think the time will come that she stops. My husband doesn't love it when E-Man ends up in bed with us, but at the same time I don't mind. Sometimes I'd rather he didn't sometimes I really enjoy that time. I have yet to transition him to the bed though so what happens is yet to be seen. K-Girl has always loved her bed and could never sleep if she actually did end up in bed with us. They are different creatures. Thank goodness for Kings. :) We also share our bed with at least one dog and typically 2 of our 3 cats, sometimes all 3. It's cozy would be an understatement. ;)