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applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Meg ♥:" I don't think there is a age that is too old. If the parents and child are happy then it's fine, IMO. "


agree

Zombie Mom ✄ 1 child; Washington 13824 posts
17th Nov '12

Whenever the parents want. My daughters almost 4. I put her in her bed at 3, but she still wakes up in the middle of the night and comes to our room. I don't mind it as long as mommy and daddy get their *time* first.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Meg ♥:</b>" I don't think there is a age that is too old. If the parents and child are happy then it's fine, IMO. "</blockquote>




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kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8737 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" Why is it different if you're a single parent? Just curious as to why you said that."


I only meant if there wasn't an SO or partner of some sort also sleeping in the bed. But I suppose the single parent should also have some alone time on their own, too. Totally didn't mean it in a bad way when I singled them out, just was thinking about the intimacy between spouses/partners/whatever and how it's important to not neglect.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Meg ♥:" I don't think there is a age that is too old. If the parents and child are happy then it's fine, IMO. "


:!:
Although personally we stopped at about 6 months when DD started getting a little wild in her sleep. Occasionally we'll put her in the bed with us when she isn't feeling well or has a bad dream and can't get back to sleep. Usually we don't get much sleep after though because she ends up sideways and kicking us in the ribs. :shock:

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4168 posts
17th Nov '12

DD is 16 months and we still co-sleep. I never planned to, but DH (against my wishes) put DD in bed with us when she was sick at two months old. We've been co-sleeping ever since. Some nights when we want alone time we will put her in her bed, but I always find it hard to sleep and get anxious when she's not next to me. :? I won't be co-sleeping with our future children.

Alissa McKeighan 3 kids; Vermont 368 posts
17th Nov '12

My husband works nights, so I co-sleep with both of my girls (ages 3 and 5). I wouldn't say that there was an age limit, really.

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8737 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting ma ♥:" It literally makes me sad imaging our co-sleeping days being over :( I'm a single parent & I work ... [snip!] ... even makes any sense... I was just curious as to what other people thought, since I know alot of parents on here co-sleep."


Aww! If you enjoy it and are sad to think of it eventually being over, I'd say keep it up until either one of you grows uncomfortable with it. No reason to stop unless that happens or if you want a little time and space to yourself, y'know? It's certainly not harmful, especially when you get a sense of togetherness by sharing a bed with him.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15409 posts
status 17th Nov '12
Quoting kr.r:" I only meant if there wasn't an SO or partner of some sort also sleeping in the bed. But I suppose the ... [snip!] ... singled them out, just was thinking about the intimacy between spouses/partners/whatever and how it's important to not neglect."


Ahh, gotcha. Yeah I mean whether or not independent time is important is subjective...some single mothers don't want to co-sleep, and some do, just as some couples enjoy sleeping together with their children and find other ways to keep the flame going in the relationship, and some couples enjoy having their bed to themselves.

Pennsatucky Due August 17 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; New York 2915 posts
17th Nov '12

I coslept with my parents til I was embarrassingly old...I mean I have plenty of psychological damage but cosleeping had nothing to do with it...



whatever works for you and the child...I am a single mom and I cosleep because of the fact that I am nursing and exhausted with no one here to stay up with him if he should give any grief..
People grill me about it all the time, claiming that a child with never learn to self soothe, but personally I think it's a lot of bologna.

user banned 1 child; New Orleans, Louisiana 18159 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" I only meant if there wasn't an SO or partner of some sort also sleeping in the bed. But I suppose the ... [snip!] ... singled them out, just was thinking about the intimacy between spouses/partners/whatever and how it's important to not neglect."</blockquote>




You don't have to be in bed to be intimate :wink:

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4168 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting RunsWithScissors:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" I only meant if there wasn't an SO or partner of ... [snip!] ... and how it's important to not neglect."</blockquote> You don't have to be in bed to be intimate :wink:"


:!::wink:




DH and I have had to be very creative before.

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
17th Nov '12

I cosleep with DD and will until she wants to move to her own room. I'm a single mom and it's so much easier for me. Plus, I LOVE that time with my baby.



OP, I am exactly like you. I feel anxious even thinking about the day DD and I dot cosleep anymore!

Gir = TTC aSlytherin Baby TTC since May 2012; 3 kids; Iowa 3311 posts
17th Nov '12

Weve always done a mix sort of co sleeping.
Well, actually. we only have a 1bdrm so we cosleep, some nights she wakes up and we bedshare, some nights she doesnt.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Peppa pig:" I coslept with my parents til I was embarrassingly old...I mean I have plenty of psychological damage ... [snip!] ... me about it all the time, claiming that a child with never learn to self soothe, but personally I think it's a lot of bologna. "


I have no doubt in my mind that when the time comes, it'll be a piece of cake to switch him over to his own bed. He's just that type of kid, really easy going & I don't think it would phase him at all. Me on the other hand... :(