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I'm afraid I'm going to freak out all the new moms here posting about how to get their *babies* out of bed, but ..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
DD turns in for the night in our bed (we don't lay with her - she's happy to read or listen to music till she falls asleep.) I usually sleep with her and DH usually sleeps on the sofa b/c he likes to watch tv till really late and snores.<br><br>
It all works pretty good but .... sometimes ... I'm TIRED of being kicked all night, of getting woken up at 3 a.m, 4 a.m and 5 a.m by a restless kid!!!<br><br>
I totally believe in letting her decide when she's ready to sleep in her own bed. (She used to go down in her room and move to ours in the middle of the night - that has changed back and forth over the years.)<br><br>
Anyway; for those of you with older co-sleepers - do you ever get frustrated?<br><br>
How do you cope? I try to remember she's really just a little girl and it makes her feel so safe and secure. I know it's so nice for her when she has a bad dream and I can just snuggle up next to her. And I HATED sleeping solo when I was a kid but I'm bleary-eyed AGAIN today .... Ugh.<br><br>
Thanks for the vent .... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Yes, sure, I get tired of cosleeping with my older child. She is 7.5, and sleeps on a mattress aside of ours with our 21 mo ds. We have tried a lot of different sleeping arrangements over the years, though, and this arrangement is providing everyone with the most amount of sleep with the least amount of hassle. But, still, having a 7 yo in our room is challenging in ways that are very different from a 1 yo, and I do sometimes wish she dh and I could have more privacy in our warm, cozy bed.<br><br>
If having dd in your bed is disrupting your sleep, why not change it up a bit? Maybe she could sleep on a small mattress aside of your bed, or maybe you could put a body pillow (or two, lol) between you.
 
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