Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: SUNNY San Diego
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I only "co-slept" with my son for a few months, and then we used the crib next to our bed. I just couldn't sleep well enough with a baby next to me, I sleep normally like a LOG and now (he's 3 1/2) I don't hear him at night, my DH gets up when DS needs to use the potty. I was so terrified that I would roll on my baby or something that I couldn't sleep.
My son got used to going to sleep on his own, I would brestfeed him, change him cuddle a little and put him down when he was still awake, it seems to have worked rather well for us, and my son sleeps really very well, and goes to sleep very easily.
We have a routine now of tickles before bed, where we both roll around and laugh and scream before I leave the room.
With my daughter, I would lie in bed with her and tickle her back, cuddle and sing and read and do all kinds of things to help her to go to sleep, it took its toll on us as a family, I would have to lie with her for an HOUR or more before she would go to sleep - that just didn't work well, very frustrating when we had visitors or something and bed time came along and I'd have to leave for an hour. It sounds really selfish I know. But I'm really happy with how my son has adjusted.
(he'll even go to bed if I'm not home, something my daughter would NEVER do)