Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Co-Sleeping Revisited!

In my original post Co-sleeping I'd say I was pretty against co-sleeping. My main thoughts for this was I believed it wasn't safe, and I wouldn't get any time to myself or with my husband for that matter. 

But in the last month or so, my two year old daughter has been constantly fighting with us to stay in her cot. She always goes down absolutely fine but come 1am, 3am, 5.30am she is up and crying, asking to go downstairs. She will not lie down and settle back to sleep. 

As we also have a 10 month old son who we're also up with on numerous occasions throughout the night it was safe to say we were exhausted! So much so that we had resorted to taking it in turns during the day to have a nap!

We recently had a conversation though that went along the lines of we just need to do whatever we can do so we get some sleep. This has resulted in a bed guard being put onto our own bed and come 1am like clockwork my daughter will wake. We brought her into our bed and amazingly she slept undisturbed  until 7am!

It was bliss, and I have to say I actually really enjoyed her being in our bed and cuddling up. 

Now we are finally getting some sleep and we're definitely feeling more refreshed and less stressed!


                              
                             

12 comments:

  1. I love co-sleeping! When the babies were little it helped settle them but now my 6mo daughter gets too excited when she's in bed with us so she needs to leave after feeding but I like the cuddles I can have with my son - he wakes up far too early so it keeps us all happy :)

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  2. I co-sleep with my baby... It was the only way we managed to get some sleep... But since a few weeks back we are back to our constant problem: he wakes up and its getting pretty impossible to get him to settle again....

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  3. Oh I know a lot of people that do co sleeping and with my two it wasn't so much as a choice not to neither of them ever wanted to sleep with us. Even when they are sick they want their beds cleaned and put back in them. Sometimes I would love to just snuggle up to them and feel them cuddling into me. Bless. Glad things are looking blissful again for you. Great post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  4. We co-sleep with my son. Its a bit challenging but we are making it work. I am planning on making him sleep by himself this half term and I wish that we will be successful in this transition =)

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  5. Ooh I love this post! My daughter has slept in my bed from day one, with brief forays into a cot or her own bed/bedroom. She has her own space if she wants it, but I actually really like having her in my bed - there's just something about having a sleeping toddler curled up next to you isn't there... until they kick you in the face any way!
    Found you through #BinkyLinky x

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  6. I didn't mind co-sleeping when my little ones were tiny but now my son is nearly five I'd rather he would stay in his own bed all night! I think co-sleeping done safely can be tremendously beneficial for both children and parents.

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  7. My youngest is currently spending most of the night asleep on my tummy. I also have two under two and two others 6 and 8. Most of the time I am convinced the whole night is a conspiracy carefully planned by the four of them lol

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  8. Recently my little boy's been coming into my bed in the middle of the night, he takes up so much room for a little person! But I do love having him to snuggle up with xx

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  9. I love having a snuggle with my little boy in bed but he was getting into the habit of waking up and pointing in the direction of our room - "mummy and daddys bed!". We used to just let him come in with us but its not very comfy with the three of us in one bed - my son will be in the middle taking up all the room and my husband and I will be hanging on the edge of the bed! We fitted a gate onto my sons door so he has to stay in his room now and thankfully he has broken the routine (touchwood!) but I do let him come in when he wakes up at 7am for a little cuddle before we get up! x

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  10. I enjoy co-sleeping, until they start getting wriggly and kicking me in the face - which happens most nights! You gotta do what you gotta do! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  11. I loved having my daughter in bed with us, but suddenly she got all independent and wont sleep in our bed any longer! I guess I shouldn't complain, as we have another baby on the way to hopefully co sleep with!
    #maternitymatters

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  12. I've co-slept with all of my daughters (never worked with my son) and mainly because er decided early on to do what we could to get some sleep. I think that as long we you are aware of the measures to take to keep safe, cos,eeping can work really well. Of course it's a personal decision. Thanks for linking up to #MaternityMatters x x

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