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do your kids sleep in their own beds?
July 17, 2011 at 10:11 PM

all the time?

all night?

every night?

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  • LivinDeadGurl
    July 17, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    All but the baby. For some reason he doesn't sleep well in it so he sleeps in bed with me.

  • TexasWife
    July 17, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    son yes daughter no.

  • Peanutx3
    July 17, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    Yep, yep and yep


  • maciymommieof3
    July 17, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    no no and no

  • amonkeymom
    July 17, 2011 at 11:06 PM


    Quoting lovinangels:

    all the time?  No, but most of the time

    all night?  Yes

    every night?  Most nights (usually always, unless they're sick)


  • earthangel1967
    July 18, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    Well my 5 kids are now 16-24 so yes I'd hope so tee hee

    BUT yes even when they were tiny little they always slept in their own beds. I had other various issues I had to deal with them of course but this wasnt one of them

  • usmclife58
    July 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Yes, yes and yes.


  • Peanutx3
    July 18, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    OK so I have to ask for you mom's whose children sleep with you how do you get enough sleep?????  My youngest had a bad dream last night and wanted to sleep with me and since hubby was at work I said yes.  I hardly slept from 2 a.m. until my alarm went off at 6 a.m. 

  • LindaClement
    July 18, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Nope.

    They're 19 and 22, and they sometimes sleep in each other's beds (only the youngest is still at home) and sometimes in mine (it's pretty rare these days, but it still happens), sometimes on the couch, sometimes downstairs (we have spare sleeping spaces all over the place...)

    Sometimes they have sleepovers with friends...

    So no: not in their own beds, alone, all night or every night. Not by a long shot.

  • LindaClement
    July 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    It helps to know that sleep behaviours are learned. You find it easy to sleep in situations you're used to, and not in situations you're not used to. That includes waking and falling back to sleep easily for a variety of reasons through the night.

    It's likely that you were worried (about the child, about more dreams, about the kid falling out of bed, or you rolling over too far) and that interfered with sleeping. You probably just spent more of the night alert than you're used to.

    People wake to an alert state every 40-45 minutes, and when you're not used to being aware of that (and don't usually open your eyes and look at the clock) it can feel like you're not sleeping at all when you do (become aware of it, and look at the clock)... but research is now much clearer than it was when it was about what was reported to researchers and they can now record it: you're probably sleeping a lot more than you think.

    Sleep is a funny thing: people don't remember doing it.

    Quoting Peanutx3:

    OK so I have to ask for you mom's whose children sleep with you how do you get enough sleep?????  My youngest had a bad dream last night and wanted to sleep with me and since hubby was at work I said yes.  I hardly slept from 2 a.m. until my alarm went off at 6 a.m. 


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