For many families, bed sharing with their baby is the healthiest and most natural sleeping arrangement. But, like all good things, bed sharing will eventually come to an end as a child grows into toddlerhood or beyond. If you're currently bed sharing with your baby, toddler, or older child and have decided it's time to stop, learning how to stop bed sharing in the smoothest and healthiest way possible will make your night's much more restful for everyone.
There are a wide variety of reasons for wanting to stop bed sharing. Among them are simply wanting your bed to yourself (nothing wrong with not enjoying being kicked in the face all night long,) wanting to establish healthy habits that allow your child to sleep in their own room later on, and many more. But whatever your reasoning behind stopping is, you're not a bad parent for wanting to give bed sharing the boot. There are numerous benefits to co-sleeping and bed sharing, but it doesn't have to last forever, especially as your child get older and more independent.
Stopping doesn't have to be a traumatic process either. It likely won't happen overnight, but with a little patience, practice, and consistency, you'll both have your own beds in no time.