I know that I am not the only one out there that is suffering through co-sleeping. 😱 Baby boy has been co-sleeping with me for way too long, and his night time shenanigans have left me shaking me head. I’ve learned that with these tiny humans, they tend to make the biggest demands and changes. With having two kids prior to this, you’d think that I’d be used to this and definitely not surprised, right?
There’s an eight year age difference between my middle son and baby chuckie, so I was out of the new mom game for a minute. These new era babies are way different than their predecessors. I’ve put up a toddler bed for him, after he absolutely refused to even get inside his crib. He’ll sleep in the toddler bed, but gets up in the middle of the night and make his way to my room or his oldest brother’s.
I’ve read about fifty Pinterest pins on how to boot my co-sleeper, but those toss and tricks don’t stand a chance against this strong willed tot. He’s entered the stripper stage of toddlerism so its nothing for me to wake up to him sprawled out across the bed missing some clothing items or his diaper. I don’t know if I’m going to wake up to tiny Magic Mike or boss baby 2.0. I need some serious help because I would love to enjoy my safe place, my bed. Any advice on how I can get past this stage and still maintain some sanity?
My second slept thru the night at 4 and a half YEARS old. We reached a point where we simply said that as long as she sleeps we don’t care WHERE she sleeps. Like clock work she came at midnight and 3 am. Every night. Some nights we kept her and some nights we got up and put her back.
Then one day she slept. And she still does. Best sleeper in the house now! She’s 10. 🙂
My advice? Do what you can to get enough sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep the tot won’t be happy when you’re awake and cranky and that makes it so much tougher. Doesn’t mean you should stop trying whatever suits your fancy, but take it from someone who went through it, you will survive. And so will the child. 🙂
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Thanks Claudette, I think I’m going to try this with hopes that hell just stay in his bed one night. Thank you so much.