Can’t sleep, Co-sleep.

Back in October we blogged about our Co-sleep arrangements, (To Co Sleep, or not to Co sleep). We had every intention of trying to get Monkey into a Bednest or a cot once he was bigger so that we could go back to being two mummies in a bed. Whenever we tried to get M to sleep for long periods in his Bednest, he just wasn’t having any of it. The longest he lasted in the Bednest was 1am, we moved on to a cot with the slight improvement of being 2am.

We put him down in his cot at around 8 and then around 11 when we go to bed he stirs and comes in to bed with us. Now some people will say we’re making a rod for our own backs, or spoiling him etc trust me I’ve heard it all. But even though I sleep squished against a cold wall, no longer get mummy cuddles and get woken by having my nose squeezed or smacked in the face. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I LOVE it. I moan about the lack of sleep, wake up feeling achey from sleeping on the seam of the matteress and wake every so often to check the duvet isn’t over M. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I really love it.

 

Can't Sleep, Co-sleep

 

If we didn’t Co-sleep I wouldn’t wake up to moments like those above. I’m quite a light sleeper so if C got out of bed to pick M up I’d wake up. But instead I can roll over to these two lovelies already snuggled up in my bed with me. Now I’m not saying everyone should Co-sleep, it’s just not safe for some families and if you are planning on Co-sleeping you should do some research and follow the safe co-sleeping guidelines. I was so frightened of the idea of co-sleeping when M was born that it took a lovely friend of ours to convince me everything would be ok as long as we were sensible. I’m really glad I listened to her. Because I really love it.

Did I mention I love it?

 

Can't Sleep, Co-Sleep- myTwoMums.com

 

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Rachel Reply

    My first 2 were strict, in their cots at night. Then when had toddler and she was breastfed & point blank refused to go in her basket, so we co-slept. I too thought we’d be making a rod for our own back, especially as we still had issues with our eldest and sleep. To begin with, trying to get her to stop co-sleeping was hard as she refused the cot bed. We then brought the girls new bunk beds and she loves her bed. I think as she co slept she enjoyed being in a bigger bed. We now co sleep with the baby as he too refuses his basket. We’re happy to continue co sleeping for now and will start the process of putting him in a bed when we feel the time is right x

  2. Elsie Reply

    Yay to this. My most used motto…… “Whatever gets you the most sleep” x

  3. CJ Reply

    Our 27 month old slept in a cradle next to our bed for about 3 months. Then she moved into our bed. Now she nurses to sleep in our bed, I move her onto her own mattress, next to ours, and she crawls back in early morning. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

  4. Beth @plasticrosaries Reply

    Me and the tiny one have slept together since day one – she stays downstairs with me until I go to bed at the mo and then gets in with me so I can feed her as and when she needs. We would not survive without this as there would be NO SLEEP and I love her snoring in my ear 🙂

  5. Cheryl Reply

    What great photos! I think co-sleeping is so great, I love the night time cuddles. Wouldn’t have it any other way x

  6. Aida Reply

    funny to read this post when I am just going through the horrible 8 months sleep regression stage and haven’t had much sleep at all on the past 2 weeks. Eventually ended up taking little guy to my bed but still reluctant about co-sleeping specially as he have always slept happily in his own bedroom since he was 2 months old. I must confess I loved every single one of our nights together so far but is the prospect of having to wean him off it that still holds me back. At the moment the only way I get some sleep is having him with me but stil need to work out if i’m ready for that on a possible long term.

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