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Very blessed mama to one bouncin' boy (12/07) one who didn't get to stay (6/09), one potty learning, mess making diva(4/10), and one cheerful milk monster. (12/11) Happy partner to the love of my life.
... I just decided to stop talking about it. We co-sleep only part time any more (he crawls into bed with us in the wee hours of the morning). We also don't let him cry himself to sleep (When she advised me once to let him cry it out in graduated increments, I told her that avoiding CIO was based on my mothering instincts and she told me that I had to be intellectual about it, too ) But I just don't talk to her about sleep issues any more. They live 15 hours away from us, so it doesn't come up much. But IME, all the research/info in the world isn't going to change their minds that babies ought to sleep in their own crib and in their own room. So why bother trying.
If you're staying with them, and you need to request the big bed, then just ask if you guys can take dibs on that bed. If she questions you about it, all you have to say is that you think it will help the visit will go much smoother for LO, since she's going to be out of her normal environment. If MIL continues to prod, all you have to say is, "thanks for your concern, but this is what works best for us." I wouldn't even go farther than that... my prediction is that it would only result in you getting more upset.
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