Co-sleeping is the sweetest thing on earth when you’re breastfeeding in the early months. Heck, even if you’re bottle feeding, it’s sweet and convenient. I mean who wants to get out of bed, when you can just reach over???
Well as these little bundles of cuteness grow, your space in your SPOT in the bed SHRINKS, or cease to exist in my case!
Having my first two children be premies, they never really took to the co-sleeping, cuddling thing. So when I had my first full-term (technically she was pre-term but didn’t have to go to the NICU), baby be able to stay in the room with me, well I went crazy.
From day one, I didn’t let my princess out of my sight! She slept with my husband and I in our King bed in her own little spot. I vaguely remember having her on a schedule and sleeping in her crib…but it seems more like a dream.
My daughter is 5 years old, and still can’t understand why she can’t sleep in the bed with us!
NOW I have this one year old who is picking up where she left off, and it’s ALL MY FAULT! I sleep in a body pillow that that I had since pregnancy with my 4th and he has made it his own personal boppy pillow. Where does that leave me?? On the edge, or couch when I’m desperate for sleep.
If I can offer any advice it would be this DON’T DO IT! Or at least start a routine once they are able to sleep through the night