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See, now that's what I was afraid of. We totally do the family bed and never ever cio! However, I AM interested in the science of it. But I don't want to waste my time reading something that goes against everything I believe. The person who recommended it said the book says there is a certain wave of sleep that kids miss out on completely if they are not asleep by 830pm. I am curious about this. My kids have NEVER been asleep that early, never! Yet they get all the sleep they need. They are like me, night owls, hard to settle down at night but once asleep, they will sleep as much as they need. Since we homeschool it's not a problem for them to sleep til noon if they need to.
What is the deal with being asleep at 830? I havent the no cry sleep solution either.
I'm not really interested in methods for helping kids sleep or anything like that, I'm just really curious about the science of sleeping. I was always made to feel like there was something wrong with my parenting because I could not get my first child to sleep at a reasonable hour no matter what I did, but I now know a lot more about sleeping and I feel that number one, we are just genetically different (my brother also can't sleep in the early evening/night hours) and two, our society is structured only for extreme morning people.
Still I often wonder how much is biology and how much is these are the sleeping patterns we have learned, so I like to read all the sleep science stuff!
I don't see how any one who actually did research can be against cosleeping as the research clearly bears it out as preferable.
~Me, mama to soapbox boy (1991), photo girl (1997), gadget girl (2003), jungle boy (2005), fan boy (2007) and twirly girl (2011). Twenty five years of tree hugging, breastfeeding, cosleeping, unschooling, craziness!