Co-Sleeping Beauties...

~ Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 9:17 AM ~

Welcome to the Safe Cosleeping Blog Carnival!

This post was written for inclusion in the Safe Cosleeping Blog Carnival hosted by Monkey Butt Junction . Our bloggers have written on so many different aspects of cosleeping. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

When Ben was 17 months old, I wrote a post about the Beauty of Co-sleeping with him. He's 33 months old now and yeap, still co-sleeps with us. Our 3 months old baby girl is also co-sleeping with us on the same bed.

Now, I co-sleep to:

* breastfeed BOTH my children (yes, even my 33 months old boy)

* sleep better, I don't need to physically get out of the bed in order to feed my child. All I need to do is just turned sideways (Ben on my left, Alyson on my right) and nursed them back to sleep

* provide assurance and comfort to my children

* enjoy the beautiful sight of pure angelic faces sleeping next to me!

Of course, if you googled around, there are many more benefits (and risks) of co-sleeping. What works for us, may not necessarily works for others. All I'm saying is co-sleeping works for us.

I myself co-sleep with my parents until I turned 7 years old. I remember the comfort of being right next to my parents, waking up from a nightmare and realising I'm protected by my parents who are just right next to me and feeling everything is going to be fine.

How long is this going to last? As long as we want to be next to them I guess...

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Just curious if daddy also on the same bed for your case - 2 adults and 2 children co-sleeping? We are also considering whether to let the coming 2nd child co-sleep with us, since we've given up moving the 1st child to his own bed after co-sleeping with us for almost 2 years.  

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hello mei!
Yes, daddy is of course is sleeping with us. Back before baby #2 comes along, Ben and I will be sleeping on the King size mattress and daddy will be on the single bed mattress right next to it (daddy afraid he might treat Ben as bolster Tong) but when Alyson came along, we bought a Queen size mattress to replace the single bed mattress. Somehow, Ben, Alyson and I ended up sleeping on the Queen size bed and daddy ends up hogging the whole King size bed!


Nice. You have really big room!! Thanks for sharing. Recently my 2 year old toddler let us hug him like a bolster at night, so that he have the adult bolster all to himself :p so cute and warmth Smile Oh ya, what are the precautions you take to avoid the little one from falling down from the bed? Remove the bed frame and put the mattresses on the floor instead?

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Yes Mei, recently also my boy wants me to hug him until he sleeps. If I move my hand away, he'll turn around and grabbed my hand and hug himself with my hand Tong

Our bed mattress is on the floor. The moment my 1st child start crawling, we took out the bed frame already. Ever since then, mattress never put back on the frame... At the early stage of our child crawling, we also put those alphabet foam mats on the floor to soften the fall in case...


Lovely. I love having my daughter next to me too. There's nothing like waking up to her beautiful face right beside me. Smile


Awe - I would love waking up to those adorable faces too!!

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama

I *love* having two little faces next to me at night Smile And it's awesome that you remember cosleeping with such fondness - I don't think I've ever talked to an adult who coslept for so long!

Moorea Malatt

I don't think I'll get to have a second, but this post makes me look forward to cosleeping with two!

Dominique@Dominique's Desk

I co-sleep with my youngest. But she's on a single bed next to our queen size bed.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Aurie!

Hi Christy!
Thank you!

Hey Dionna!
Oh yes, co-sleeping with my parents is one of the fondest memories I have of them!

Hi Moorea!
Smile Thanks for dropping by!

Hey Dominique!
I think it might be easier to transition your girl to her own bed next time with your arrangement now Smile


awwwww, such a sweet, heartwarming post. Smile


I have two children (oldest girl- 6) and (boy-3). Interestingly enough my daughter is the one who still comes in to our bedroom every night at some point. She is clearly afraid of the dark even though we use multiple night lights. We have a king sized bed so it helps when she comes in. We have accepted her coming in to our bed during the night however it has been getting more difficult as she moves around a lot when sleeping and causes my husband and I to get less sleep as we wake up frequently. What is the best way to transition her in to her own bed full-time? Any ideas/methods?  

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Carol!
I have friends who put their child on their own bed right next to their bed, meaning for your case, you and hubby will still be on the King size bed and your child will be on a separate mattress but still right next to your bed. I co-sleep until I was 7 years old and then moved onto my own bed.


Hi, we love co sleeping too, my kiddo is 22months old and I am still nursing him and plan to tandem nurse both my kiddos , I am 8 weeks pregnant and was really worried about cosleeping with new born & toddler ( was afraid we all might end up not having good sleep ) If you could share more on the initial month , the dos and donts , it will really helped me plenty!!

p/s: I love breastfeeding and cosleeping , I feel so close with my kid, its even more important for me as I am working.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Kaixin!
Congrats on your pregnancy! If you plan to nurse through your older child, do read up on tandem nursing. You can read up my post:

Also you need to plan how to replace nursing session or weaning when your breastmilk stop producing mid pregnancy (it will stop due to pregnancy hormone)

And, read up on nursing aversion. I suffered from tandem nursing aversion for 1 month, thank God I reached out and acknowledged I have problems and got it over in 1 month. You can read about my tandem nursing journey at:

Btw, I'm still nursing (and co-sleeping!) my 44 months old boy and 14 months old girl now, wishing you all the best in your journey! Smile

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