|Little man fast asleep|
I often wonder how parents who do have their kids sleep in their bed do it. I mean for me going to my room and getting in my bed is like my little place to get away from everything and revitalizing my self after a long day. I couldn't imagine having a long day at work or with the kids and then going to my bed room and having to share my bed with my child.
Daylan probably stayed in my room from birth to 4 months but he still did not sleep in my bed he slept in a bassinet and then after that I moved him to his own room in a crib. Once he began to walk I was so scared that he was going to climb out of the crib and hit the floor that I bought him a toddler bed and he has been in it ever since. Now going from crib to bed was a very difficult transition only because he had been use to being confined behind the bars of the crib to havuing this new freedom to get up and move around.
It took me about 3 or 4 months to get Daylan to stay in his bed. I don't know how many occasions that I would roll over and there would be a little person standing on the side of my bed just staring at me and it never failed I would promptly get up and walk him into his room every single time. I eventually wold end up just sitting out side the door of his room so that he couldn't escape. During that time you would see his little hands sticking up under the door as he was trying to get out.
Finally he got the idea and he has been staying in his room and in his own bed ever since. Now from time to time I will let Daylan come in my room to sleep but about an hour in I realize why he doesn't sleep in my room. He is a wild sleeper which means a night filled with getting kicked in the ribs or the face, occasionally he will decide that he needs to get as close to me as possible so he will attempt to sleep on my back so after a few minutes of that I just call it quits and little man goes right back to his room.
Do any of you struggle with your kids in your bed?