Natalie's son asleep on his father
We begin transitioning our toddlers out of our bed when they are about two years old. Yet they know they are always welcome back into our bed when they wake up in the middle of the night.
This morning, my 2 1/2- year-old son was busy playing when he suddenly pointed to our bed and happily said, "Over there is perfect sleep!"
It made my day to know that our bed is still so important to him, and that he believes it is indeed the place for "perfect sleep."
When our fourth baby arrives next month, I'm sure he or she will think exactly this same thing!
Discover ways to make your own "perfect sleep" space with articles, books, videos and stories shared on the Baby Sleep Resource Page.
Today, many parents choose to share sleep in their own big bed. The author of this piece cosleeps in their king size bed. "Just as my parents did when I was young," she adds. "We have found it to be the way that works best for our family." Other families place mattress sets together on the floor for a giant safe sleep space. Some parents choose to side-car a crib next to their bed. There are many options for safe and secure sleep sharing - and all benefit baby and nursing mothers.