Whether it started out as a sheer desperation to get your little one to sleep through the night or you and your family simply prefer this arrangement for other reasons, there comes a point when you want separate beds again. If your child has long outgrown the shared space, it's understandable to look for ways to transition them to their own room. But there are some things you should never do to get your kid to stop co-sleeping, no matter how "over it" you may be.
I know that having a kid who insists on sleeping across the entire width of the bed can be frustrating. Still, you have to tread lightly when it comes to changing bedtime routines.
Thankfully, even if the process may not go as smoothly or quickly as you may like, independent sleeping is possible. Perhaps the hardest part of transitioning your child from a shared family area to their own bed is that it means they're growing up. After my partner and I excitedly put together our son's new "big kid" bed, I was actually a little nostalgic for the days when he could fit on my chest. So whether it's you or your child who is struggling with this change, here's what not to do when it comes to ending co-sleeping.