Transitioning from Co-Sleeping to Own Bed
Lucy is seeking thoughts on transitioning away from co-sleeping:
Does anyone have any opinions or experiences to share about when they felt the right time was to transition their child out of their bed after co-sleeping has been the norm? We have a three year old daughter that still sleeps with us, and I'm getting vibes from my mom, among others, that I ought to get her her own bed. I still feel fine about it-- I'm a working mom and it gives me a way to feel like I'm still her parent even though I don't get to see her awake during the week for more than a couple hours at a time. She seems to enjoy the closeness too. She now will go to sleep on her own, but she counts on us coming in to share the bed at some point. Perhaps there are benefits to her sleeping on her own that I'm not considering? I'd get more closeness with my partner for one thing. Thoughts?