Thursday, 13 June 2013

Bed Hogging (otherwise know as Cosleeping)

I've talked about how/ why we co sleep before. We don't do it all the time, but more nights than not in a week Small will end up in her sidecar cot right next to me snoozing away.

I love waking up and seeing her happily asleep by my side (most mornings she wakes me up with a big smile though). This morning actually wasn't one of those. She slept all night in her own cot, in her own room. In fact she actually even slept in until 8:30, and I found her 'reading' her Miffy books in her cot.
I enjoy these nights, because well... I get more sleep. The thing is though I miss the cuddles we might of had if she'd have been in with me. I can't win!
I'm feeling all reflective over our sleeping arrangements as a family this morning because truth be told this is the first time she's spent the whole night in her own room in weeks. She wakes for feeds and/ or cuddles almost every night... And I give them to her. I'm always being told she shouldn't be allowed milk in the night as it 'encourages' her to wake up for it, or I should let her cry when she wakes up so she'll learn to go back to sleep. I could never do any of those things. I don't let her 'cry it out', we cuddle instead.

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