Why I Sleep With My Children

Every night, in my bed, is an adventure.

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My husband and I co sleep with our two children, ages two years old and six months. (We practice safe co sleeping, don’t worry.) My son still likes to sleep on my face, which means his feet are up his daddy’s nose all night. My husband probably wishes our kids would sleep in their own beds. Then there is my daughter who likes to snuggle into me. I don’t mind, but I can’t move all night, and I usually wake up with a sore back.

The other night I was laying in bed, covered in kids, and I was irritated. I was so tired, my back hurt, I just wanted to roll over and get comfy. Then something hit me. A wave of calmness and love washed over me.. I felt so guilty for being irritated with my kids. I had tears in my eyes, thinking about how lucky I was to have my beautiful babies in bed with me. So I grabbed my son’s and my daughter’s hands and held them tight. Then I examined each of their beautiful faces, while I prayed and gave thanks for my sweet kids.

I don’t know what came over me but I needed it. I was feeling a bit “at the end of my rope,” with the lack of sleep and the lack of me time. Then I was reminded of how fast my kids are growing up. Some day, they won’t want to sleep with mommy or hold my hand. Just the thought of that absolutely breaks my heart.

So for now, I will let them sleep with me. Someday they will be grown and it will just be me and my husband in our big lonely bed. I will just plan to catch up on all of my sleep then. On the other hand, I’ll probably just stay up all night wondering if they are okay or what they are doing.

Have you read the book, “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch? I am the lady from that book. Every time I read it, I cry like a little baby. The problem is I will probably sneak into my kids’ houses at night and crawl in bed with them. Their spouses won’t mind, right? They better not. I let my kids sleep with me for their entire childhood, so the least they could do is let me sleep with them when they are grown! Is that creepy? Ya, I don’t care.

Snuggling them at night might be exhausting but it’s okay. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would rather go to bed in a full bed with a full heart, than in an empty bed with an empty heart.

Does anyone else ever feel like this? I know not everyone co-sleeps, but have you ever had a moment where you are overwhelmed with love? Where you suddenly feel guilty for being upset with your child? Tell me in the comments, I would love to hear your stories!

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sjordan425 - March 13, 2017 Reply

Of course my kiddos slept with me …wouldn’t have it any other way! It is really weird when my adult son slips into my bed….I’ll go sleep in the bathtub!! Lol

je55iemullin5 - March 13, 2017 Reply

Yes! I absolutely feel this way. Every night, I poke my husband and gesture for him to look at our sleeping one year old. “Look at how sweet he is! He’s perfect.” I always stare at his face and hold his little fingers before I fall asleep.

eatplayandgo - March 13, 2017 Reply

I do not co sleep with my daughter but I absolutely love this. Becoming a mother has made me understand that you can simultaneously feel so much love yet so much frustration. The love is always the greater emotion. That story “I Love You Forever” makes me cry every time. Thank you for sharing.

katie mac - March 13, 2017 Reply

my dad used to read that book to me- my all time favorite. My husband read it to each one of our kids their first night at home when they were born, I ugly cried so hard each time.

madrediem - March 13, 2017 Reply

Both of my kids have slept in my bed at some point. They’re both on their own now (and in the case of my son who’s 13, he’s been in his own bed for many years), but I’ll always cherish those sweet cuddles. I’m can say I’m glad to not wake up with a foot in my back anymore though!

Ash @ Spit Up and Sit Ups - March 13, 2017 Reply

I’ve been bed sharing with my son since 6 months old! He’s nearly two now. I do love sharing the bed with him, but it can be frustrating when a tiny little hand ends up tickling you awake by accident.

    Super Sirrious Mom - March 13, 2017 Reply

    Haha yes! Sometimes when I’m extremely tired I get frustrated but besides that it’s the best! Thank you for reading!

Alexandria Salahshour - March 13, 2017 Reply

This is such a cute read! My little one is 4 months and we co sleep in our dock! I always said we would never co sleep, but we love it!

    Super Sirrious Mom - March 13, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for reading! I definitely always said that too!! My pre parent self knew nothing!

thegiftedgabber - March 13, 2017 Reply

Ha! The spouses might get just a bit irked with their MIL! I agree. Every time I get irritated about something, I remind myself “sometime soon they won’t want to …. me.” And then I get over it. 😉 – Amy

    Super Sirrious Mom - March 13, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for reading! Hahaha the poor woman who decides to marry my son! 😂 Thankfully he’s only 2!

Jenny - March 13, 2017 Reply

None of my kiddos have ever been interested in sleeping in our bed. There are definitely times that I wish they would want to. Lol! I am grateful that they aren’t in our bed every night, but I am totally up for cuddling with a little one that isn’t feeling well or had a bad dream when the occasion presents itself.

certifiedpastryaficionado - March 14, 2017 Reply

Wow I didn’t co-sleeping was a thing! I never slept in bed with my parents (that I can remember) but it’s such a cute idea. Hold on to those babies while you can!

Ophelia Keith - March 14, 2017 Reply

My husband and I never agreed on this. I always let the kids sleep in our bed when they were little and he didn’t think I should. He thought it made them dependent. Well now they’re 18 and 10 and barely have time to sit down to a movie with us they have so many great things going on. See honey? I didn’t ruin our kids by making them feel safe and loved. 🙂

Megan Campbell - March 14, 2017 Reply

I actually don’t like co-sleeping as it causes issues at times with my little. I am all for long morning snuggles but I am not a fan of co-sleeping. Maybe I’m a tad selfish but if momma ain’t rested, everyone needs to watch out. lol

Barb - March 14, 2017 Reply

I co-sleep with my two kids every night. My son is 5 and my little one is 13 months and even though I don’t get a restful sleep sometimes, I would not have it any other way. One day they will want nothing to do with me so I’m soaking up these days because they are so precious at this age!

annemarkey1 - March 14, 2017 Reply

I increased the amount of time I co-slept with each additional child. With number 1, I did not co-sleep at all. By the 3rd, he spent the first 4 months in our bed!!

hello@prettyandfun.com - March 15, 2017 Reply

I don’t have children yet, but I was fortunate enough to grow up in a co-sleeping family. When my sister was born, I was almost 5, and by then I always started the night out sleeping in my own bed, after my mom laid down with me and read several books. But, when I woke up in the middle of the night, I was more than welcome to join my parents and sister in their room. The bed was too crowded for a “fourth” but mom always kept a small mattress on the floor next to her side, with my pillow and blanket. In the morning, after my dad got up for work, I’d climb into bed to join my mom and sister. Good times!

Jane Williamson - March 15, 2017 Reply

I love this! It makes me excited to have kiddos of my own one day!

Sophie Whiffen - March 15, 2017 Reply

I loved co-sleeping! Now my 7 year old sleeps on his own but I love it when he wakes up early and gets in with us <3

Patrick Blair - March 15, 2017 Reply

We have a special needs child that sleeps with us. It’s trying at times, but we know she’s safe – and so does she! 🙂

Ashley - March 15, 2017 Reply

Love this 🙂 I co-slept with each of my children (still do with the youngest one and my hubs sleeps with the middle one). They are only little for a short time and they need (and so do we as their parents) our affection, snuggles, and attention… night time is no different!

mymoxietude - March 15, 2017 Reply

I love this!! It makes me cry just reading it because I have gone through it all too with my two year old daughter. Everything from the okay this is enough now, I am tired to the oh my god, one day she will not want to snuggle with me anymore. Right now, it is all she wants. Oh well. Sleep is overrated. 😉

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Moushmi Radhanpara - March 16, 2017 Reply

This just kept me smiling.
My baby brother always slept with me, even when we was not a baby anymore, but now he is going to college and I have the bed all to myself. Okay I have the room to myself, loud music, late night reading and yet no one would be bothered but I miss him, It was just kind of a habit that we grew accustomed to.

Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife - March 16, 2017 Reply

We co-slept with our kids and totally loved it. It’s such a sweet snuggly time that only lasts for a short time <3

Christina - March 16, 2017 Reply

You are so right, it is very true that they will grow up and go into their own beds but this time is precious and okay to spend together.

sayhellonature - March 18, 2017 Reply

This reminded me SO much of myself. We co-sleep with our little girl (almost 8 months) and I love it. Sure, I’m exhausted and rarely sleep through the night, but it’s so worth it!

Amanda - July 22, 2017 Reply

Co-sleeping? Why not! but we can’t sleep with our kids forever. I shared my bed with my baby girl for the first 9 months – as long as I was breastfeeding. When she turned 9 months she didn’t want to eat my milk anymore and I decided that it’s the best time to teach her to fall asleep on her own in her crib. I’ve found some info about Susan Urban’s short ebook “How to teach a baby to fall asleep alone” ( http://www.parental-love.com ). The guide leads you step by step so I knew exactly what to do and how to do it . No CIO and it worked extremely well! It took me 4 days to make her fall asleep on her own. Only 4 days after 9 months of co-sleeping – nice 🙂

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