I am having huge sleeping issues with my little girls. Since they were born they have co-slept with me most of the time. Now they are getting older but they are harder to put to sleep than they were when they were babies. I have to lay down with them for 2 hours or more a night, cuddle with them, read them stories and lay there until they fall asleep. If they are being hyper I split them up and put one on a different bed and then I have to do that routine two different times. Most nights I am not done with the bedtime routine until anytime from 10p to midnight. Then I either fall asleep myself or get a bit done and go to sleep and get up with them at 7 or 8 in the morning whenever they wake up. The point is that I am getting no break, no time to clean even or shower, and it is taking a big toll on my marriage. If I refuse to lay with them until they go to sleep they will scream for an hour and we live in an apartment so screaming at night is not going to happen. I just don't know what to do. After I finally get them to bed I put them in bed together (if they aren't yet) but then in the night I have to get up from sleeping in bed with DH and sleep with them or they won't sleep. I love cuddling with them but it is so hard to have them so clingy and dependent on me to go to sleep. I have tried wearing them out, warm baths at night, a bedtime routine etc. and it has not worked in getting them to go to bed by themselves. I am going to school full time next semester and DH is already in school full time and I just need a break from this. Anyone have any ideas? TIA!