Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cosleeping

I just visited noon's blog for the first time (and enjoyed it). I came across this entry about co-sleeping, which immediately made me want to write this before I forget.

Summy had always slept in our bed as a baby. Then this year, she started to go to sleep in her crib. Sometimes she joined us when she woke at night, sometimes she didn't. Now, she insists on going to sleep on her sleeping bag on the floor of our bedroom, but almost always wakes up in the middle of the night to join us.

I love to sleep next to her, but sometimes I think about Summy sleeping in her own room. The first step, ofcourse, would be to have her sleep the night in her own bed.

So I told her about her friends who (presumably) sleep in their own beds. Then I told her about how she too could sleep on her own all night, because she was all grown up now.

She said, "But I'm not grown up - I'm just a little kid! I want to sleep in Mommy Daddy's bed. When I'm bigger, then I can sleep in my own bed."

Old enough to present her argument persuasively, but young enough to be Mommy and Daddy's baby.

9 comments:

Gauri said...

Very Persuasive Indeed :-))

Anonymous said...

well said, Summy! She can be the spokesperson for co-sleepers worldwide :)

(ps: my first comment here..although I've been following your updates ever since I was introduced to it, courtesy Tharini. Enjoy your crisp writing style..)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog..
Yes, very persuasive argument...and very cute....
I would love to have our baby sleep on our bed but a) he wakes up more often because of it b) he rolls around so much the other night his head was right next his dad's knees and he turned over and put his leg on his face! I woke up just then and woke up my husband while the little one let out a squeak! :)
Now finally the compromise (like Tharini) since *we couldn't go back to leaving him in the crib is to open one side of it and align it with our bed. This is working well!

Aparna said...

noon,

It was a pleasure to visit your blog :) I am glad you have a compromise - all's well that works well.

itchingtowrite said...

i too love to hav them with me as i am not there the whole day with them. however wud try & start the separate sleeping early as they r of them & cud give each other company

itchingtowrite said...

i too love to hav them with me as i am not there the whole day with them. however wud try & start the separate sleeping early as they r of them & cud give each other company

Anonymous said...

First time here....u have a nice blog. Luv reading about your little one's antics. I too have a baby blog. Do check it out some time.

artnavy said...

Maybe you would like to read my post on this-

http://abouttimenow.blogspot.com/2006/09/third-person-in-my-bed.html

Something to Say said...

we have a lil co-sleeper too - and EACH night - I put him on the inner side and each night he rolls over and gets between the 2 of us. I guess the only solution now - is to get him into his own bed :(