A No-Cry Solution to Ending Cosleeping?
Submitted by NyssaRetter
I was a single mom for most of my son's life. He'd been cosleeping with me since birth, and at age two I bought him a toddler bed. Times were tough, and we moved in with my parents, and there wasn't any room to set up his toddler bed in our room, so he continued sleeping with me in the big bed.
Well, I'm married now, and we live in a two bedroom apartment. Only he won't sleep in his room. He also won't sleep in his bed. If he's moved to his bed, he might spend most of the night there, but he'll usually climb back into our bed in the wee hours.
My husband doesn't mind, really, he's learned just to turn away and the nighttime kicks are more like a massage... but...
I'm 5 months pregnant, and getting bigger every day. I also plan to cosleep with the new baby to make breastfeeding easier, and just for general bonding...
I don't know how to break him of this habit so it's not like I'm kicking him out of our bed because of his sister (which is TOTALLY the case, but we don't need to start the sibling rivalry while she's still in the womb.)
He's been really clingy lately, and I don't want to hurt his feelings, you know? And I'm a basket case being pregnant, so if he's crying for me, I'm going to cry, too.