“I co-slept with my now 2.5 year old from him being 5 months to 18 months. He was an absolutely terrible sleeper so this was initially just a way to make the night times easier for me, but the cuddles were an amazing bonus. My youngest son is 6 months now and is a much better sleeper. He goes from 7pm until 4am in his cot, then after his 4am feed he’ll come into bed with me. It works well for us!” Stacey from One Small Human.
“When I had Robin I didn’t plan on co sleeping at all, my other two had been wonderful sleepers as babies and I hoped she would be the same, I was of course wrong on all counts! I almost wish I got one of those Next To Me cribs.. She was born a tiny 5lbs 8 and I was frightened that I would roll over and hurt her, so she slept on my chest which, as she has gotten older continues to do so, she’s just a lot heavier now! Co sleeping sort of worked for us, it did mean that she would usually go back to sleep and we would also sleep a little longer in the mornings, but I also loved the cuddles, her little fluffy hair just under my chin and her warmth. I just need to remember to prepare to co sleep again with future babies.”– Sarah from Mummy Cat Notes.