Max is almost two, and we've co-slept from our first night in the hospital. We always go to bed together, and admittedly, I'm not very good at bedtime routines... I'm a single mom and have a crazy schedule, Max goes everywhere and does everything with me, so it's hard to keep a "regular" schedule around here. I have NEVER been able to lay him down and just walk away, and I'm wondering if anyone can. I know that much of this depends on the child's temperment, some kids love to go to sleep, and some don't. Some like to sleep alone, and others are very attached and just can't seem to do it. Well, Max would NEVER stay in bed if I wasn't there with him. In fact, if I even step a foot away from the bed he is climbing off the bed to run after me, (whining, "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommeeeeeee!!!" the whole time. I know that at some point, he will become more independent, and really, at this point, I don't mind that he needs me there. I am just wondering if this is more of a co-sleeping issue, or a personality issue. I know a lot of toddlers who have transitioned from cribs to beds and when their parents lay them down for the night, they stay in bed. Some will get up a few times, but for the most time, they just lay there and go to sleep. I can't even imagine that!!! What is your experience with this? Do you have a co-sleeper who you can just lay down and walk away from??? Anyone???