I imagine I'll get the whole spectrum of responses with this WDYT and I'm even prepared to be heavily critcised but what do you think about co-sleeping still at 4 (well almost 4)?
A bit of background... my daughter was a shocking sleeper right up until 2. I varied between co-sleeping and sleeping her in her own room and by 2.5 she was happily sleeping in her own room and I was finally getting decent sleep.
My husband and I separated and I moved further down south so it was just her and I.
Winter rolled around (and as a Cairns baby she'd never experienced cold weather) so my perfect sleeper became a regular waker as she would continue to kick off her blankets and wake up cold. She doesn't sleep comfortably with a lot of clothes on so I ended up moving her into bed with me that winter so we could both sleep well.
And there she has stayed. I sometimes get funny looks when I state that my daughter still sleeps in my bed. I've not had a partner (of any kind!) in that time and it is lovely to wake to cuddles every morning. I also remind myself that one day she'll not want to share a bed, let alone give morning cuddles and I should soak up this time while I can. Kids grow far too quickly and I'll look back on these times with fondness I'm sure.
I am starting to wonder if it's getting to the point where I should encourage her to sleep in her own bed again. Is there a point where it becomes 'unhealthy' or weird (for want of a better word
). I'm interested to hear what the general EB consensus is. More out of curiosity than for advice. I'll do what I damn well please anyway...