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My son has been sleeping in my bed for 3 yrs and now he's telling me he wants to sleep in his own bed so I need to get a new mattress get stuff cleaned out - set up for his kinda of style but will always welcome to come to me after he has gone to sleep -how am i gonna surive but i just go -see mom he's weaning his way from sleeping from me soon enough he will wean himself from nursing hes nearly doing that i didn't train him to sleep or force him to sleep on his own -he felt ready to do that because he wants his privacy now
 

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It's bittersweet, isn't it? Kids will grow up no matter what we do. You should be proud that he's secure enough to want his own nighttime space.<br><br>
You could buy yourself a giant teddy bear (or whatever species of stuffed animal you like) to snuggle with- I did that when my first DH and I split up. I bought little dolls for the kids too (how could I take them into a toy store and only buy something for myself?) I still have Mr. Hugs (a very snuggly plush dog that's taller than a toddler and as big around as a grownup) but I don't sleep with him anymore.
 

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i do hope it's by my son's own will that this is what he wants and not from being coerced into it by his grandma making it seem like he has too
 

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Sounds like you've made him feel so safe he's able to stretch his wings and try something new. Who knows, maybe he'll end up sleeping with you after all? Most folks I know who have someone "leave" the family bed, end up sleeping with them most of the time anyway! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Hugs.
 
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