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What is the usual age that kids want to go into their own bed and own room,my daughter is 5 yrs old and still sleeping with me,my husband sleeps on a air bed and we haven't slep together in a long time,feel like I don't see him at all between working and at home.I don't like sleeping with my daughter either because she kicks me all night long and twists and turns alot.But she is afraid to sleep on her own in her own room still.
 

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What if after your daughter is asleep, you move her to the air bed on the floor of your bedroom and have your husband sleep in the bed w/ you?
 

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I've tried that,she wakes up and screams and carries on that she needs someone to sleep with her.I'm just hoping she outgrows this soon.
 

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This will undoubtedly be a very unpopular suggestion, but have you tried bribery?<br><br>
As in, "if you sleep in your room, we can read 10 books and cuddle til you fall asleep and then you can come get me in the morning and we'll eat M&Ms for breakfast."<br><br>
Like I said, I may be the only person here who uses blatant bribery and I am sure to get seriously flamed, but in my house we call it "incentive-based behavior management technique."
 

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What about putting a twin bed up against your bed? This way you have dd on one side and dh on the other, and everyone's needs are met. It's worth having a room full of beds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Dd is almost 8 and we still co-sleep, but we all are happy with it. If it ever becomes a problem then we will probably do the bed-against-bed idea. I don't plan to ever make dd leave the family bed before she is ready.
 

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On occasion I allow DD aged 4 to fall asleep to a video. Or, I have her "wait" for me - I check my email, etc. while she falls asleep on the couch / or bed with daddy. I like the "me time". And sometimes the nursing til she goes to sleep drives me INSANE.
 

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My son is 3,5 years old. He falls asleep in his own bed every night (I am sitting/lying next to him until he is asleep).<br><br>
His bed is in the same room as mine. He always joins me in my bed sometime between 11PM (if I go to bed that early) and 1 AM.<br><br>
If he wakes up before I have gone to bed, I sit next to him until he is asleep again.<br><br>
So we cosleep all of MY night, but not all of his.
 
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