Hi all, I am new here. I have been looking for sleep solutions for my 2 year old for awhile now, and after realizing that my friends and family are all in the CIO camp, I realized I'm looking in the wrong crowd. So I am here, hoping to get ideas or answers on parenting in general and sleep specifically :)
DD does not sleep very well. She starts out in her crib, and although it takes her 1-2 hours to fall asleep on many nights (i hear playing, singing, some light crying) she'll wake up in the middle of the night and come into our beds. Lately she's been feeling ill, so she's been going to bed in our bed as well, bypassing the crib. I noticed that she falls asleep better, seems more relaxed and is more happy overall.
It's crossed my mind to ignore the crib altogether and just have her directly go to bed in our bed at night. My husband's concern is what will happen with our sex life. And he is right - since she's had this bad virus and been in our room, we never have privacy and haven't been intimate. I am not comfortable having sex with her in the room with us, even if she is sleeping.
Are there ways to make this work?
Also, would you advise me to take this step, and have her officially sleep in bed with us? Or should we try to wait out the virus, and reintroduce her to her crib (which we are hoping to turn into a toddler bed sometime soon).