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Tucking your kid in user banned
5th Dec '12

When did you stop tucking your kid in?
Not toddler, not infant, kid. Like...I guess 5+ ?



DS lately has just gone to bed on his own and said he doesn't need to be tucked in or that he tucks himself in. I usually do it anyway...but now I'm not sure if I'm doing it more for me or for him :lol:



Anyway, is there a good time to stop? If he wants me to, I mean. Or should iI keep insisting on doing it? :oops:



He's 5 1/2, BTW.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
5th Dec '12

About age 3 or so. DD was 4 in July and I haven't tucked her in since about 3 Ish.

Trendsetta*Mama*2*A*Dime 18 kids; Anguilla 4517 posts
5th Dec '12

Still do it with my 6 yr old.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
5th Dec '12

I'm not sure, because I haven't been there yet. But My mom and dad stopped tucking me in when I was 5 or 6. I'll probably wait to see if my children want me to stop. I like tucking in. :)

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Dec '12

My dd is 5 and is ok with it still. I guess if sHe specifically asked me not to I would just give her hugs and kisses before she went off to bed.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
5th Dec '12

Depends on the kid and family, I guess.
I still tuck in my 3 1/2 year old. But we have a whole routine - I help him brush his teeth, put on PJ's, read him a book, and tuck him in. I guess when he does all of the above by himself I'll stop tucking him in.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
5th Dec '12

I would do it until they move out lol. However, my son just turned 3 and will put himself in bed now. He's even told me he can cover himself up:cry:

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kristib256:</b>" I would do it until they move out lol. However, my son just turned 3 and will put himself in bed now. He's even told me he can cover himself up:cry:"</blockquote>



Awwe I'm sad for you :(

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
5th Dec '12

We tuck all the kids in, even the 9 year old. Sometimes my 3 year old is like "go away!" lol, but not very often.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" About age 3 or so. DD was 4 in July and I haven't tucked her in since about 3 Ish."</blockquote>



Damn.
My kid wouldve had none of that :lol:

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 23737 posts
5th Dec '12

my daughter is almost 6 and she still likes us to tuck her in and give her loves. i'm figuring she'll stop around 12/13. girls i've known get moody around that age lol.
i'm going to keep doing it as long as she wants me to.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting LolaMcKitten:</b>" We tuck all the kids in, even the 9 year old. Sometimes my 3 year old is like "go away!" lol, but not very often. "</blockquote>



The nights we dont tuck him in, we still read and pray with him, just in the living room. Its just sad that he doesn't care now if we do it of not!

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ✩BG Addict✩:</b>" my daughter is almost 6 and she still likes us to tuck her in and give her loves. i'm figuring she'll ... [snip!] ... stop around 12/13. girls i've known get moody around that age lol. i'm going to keep doing it as long as she wants me to."</blockquote>




Would you stop doing it if she wanted you to?
That's my dilemma :?

Kam and Nick's momma Due January 15 (girl); 2 kids; Indianapolis, Indiana 60 posts
5th Dec '12

My oldest son is eight and he still asks me "Are you coming?" So I guess when he says he doesn't want me to come say prayers with him I'll stop. It will probably be the saddest day of my life. He's my ace.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mayhem.:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" About age 3 or so. DD was 4 in July ... [snip!] ... was 4 in July and I haven't tucked her in since about 3 Ish."</blockquote> Damn. My kid wouldve had none of that :lol:"</blockquote>




Lol ya mine is a monkey miss independent and ever since she learned to read she does that at bed time to know. Her and her older sister take turns reading at bed time. I'm not allowed in the room. Lol