Few things in life make you internally melt into a puddle of goo the way bed-sharing does. First, it’s your baby! Second, they’re asleep and willing to snuggle! Which, as we all know, means they aren’t screaming, crying, or doing much other than looking like perfect little cherubs. Plus you can’t beat baby’s breath (so intoxicating). Eventually, though, there comes a time to kick ‘em out of the room so they can sleep solo. It’s at that point that we realize all the benefits moms can celebrate once we’re done bed-sharing, and believe me, they are plentiful.
Of course, when your tot decides on they're down to move into their own bed, it can be a little disheartening. While my son mostly sleeps on his own now, I recall the first time he went a full week wanting to sleep away from mommy. While I’d been wanting him to do it for some time (so sick of getting kicked in the face, FYI), I wasn’t entirely ready for him to want to disconnect from me so soon. I knew I would miss feeling his fingers wrapped around my hand or arm, or the way he’d snuggle up close in the middle of the night. That said, I can’t lose sight of all the benefits I’ve gained from letting him finally move into his own room. See for yourself: