Hi, My name is “jane” and we have always co slept with our first born, Braydon, who’s now 4. I’m expecting our 2nd child any minute now, and I’d like for my husband and I to have our bed back again. Braydon can start out in his bed, but always ends up in ours…… Any advice?
Hi Jane (It’s perfectly fine to use a different name or just the letter of your first name!)
This is what I would do. Bring Braydon’s mattress into your room & let him sleep there the 1st couple of nights. If he crawls into your bed, insist he go right back into to his own. It can be close enough that he can hold your hand if necessary. DO this for about a week. The 2nd week he should be used the the bed and you can move it away from your bed, maybe by your door. 1/2 in the door, 1/2 out. He’ll get used to this in a couple of days and just keep moving it until he’s in his own room. If he get’s up, just take him right back. If you give in……. well, you’ve just made it 10 times harder for yourself.
Now, I would like to say, many families co-sleep peacefully, it’s obvious this poster just chose that she is done with that option, and that is perfectly fine. We all need to do what is best for our families.
Good luck Jane.
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