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I was talking with my SIL over Thanksgiving. I mentioned that Lucy sleeps with us and she said, "Wow, that is going to be a hard habit to break."<br><br>
It struck me as strange because its never occurred to me that this is a "habit that WE will break." I told her that we chose to have her sleep with us and that we love it. Its not something that we will "break" her of. She has a bed in her room and she is welcome to sleep there when she is comfortable. She has asked a few times and ends up upset in the middle of the night and gets back into our bed. We have absolutely no plans to 'make' her sleep in her bed.<br><br>
And of course, there is the gem from my mom. When I had a terrible cold, she said that if I didn't put Lucy in her own bed, she would end up sick too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Yeah, like my constant physical contact with her throughout the day and ENing isn't going to increase her chances of getting sick.
 

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Dont you love those comments? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
We have been getting those since day one..<br>
"Arent you afraid you're going to roll over on her?'<br>
"She's not going to be independent" etc....<br><br>
I stopped listening 15 years ago when I was co sleeping with my first born...who has become very independent and is still breathing BTW <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I co slept with my second and am currently with my third....and I think I have some pretty well rounded kids.<br><br>
Some people just want their space and prefer to even put their newborn babies in a room alone ( I never understood that one) but as much as I want to I cant judge their choices as much as i dont want them to judge mine (even if I am right <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br><br>
Just let it roll off you....
 

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"You need to stop that right now before she gets in the habit"<br>
"She'll never sleep on her own" or "You'll never get her out of your bed"<br>
"You won't have any privacy if you keep this up"<br>
"Oh, but that's so dangerous"<br>
"you're making her too dependant on you"<br>
"she could get hurt doing that"<br>
"She'll never sleep on her own if you keep this up"<br><br>
Ya, I've heard a few versions of this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> My kids are happy, healthy, well rounded munchkins. I know I am doing what works for me and my children, I just ignore their comments anymore. Their opinion doesn't mean a thing to me. Like beatgirl said, just let it roll off you....
 
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