I loved co-sleeping. I slept as soundly as a mother could sleep knowing that my baby was in the same room. But, there came a day when my husband and I had to figure out how to stop co-sleeping. By then, we had one child in kindergarten and the other was a preschooler. Although my children were out of our bed, they were still sharing a pull-out bed in our room. My husband and I agreed that it was finally time to transition them into their own room.
I'm not at all embarrassed to admit that much of it had to do with wanting to watch grown-up TV in bed again. After several years of sharing a room with our kids, we were ready to shut down Calliou and get back to snuggling in bed in front of an HBO Original Series without worrying that our kids would wake up in the middle of a violent or nude scene. Besides, they both had perfectly nice bedrooms, with brand new beds that had to be way more comfortable than a futon.
We transitioned them together, and I'm happy to say that it went off without a hitch. The kids shared a room on and off for about two years (occasionally sleeping in their own rooms if they were in the mood), and finally made it permanent one fine day. You see, there is hope.
Here are some expert tips on how you can stop co-sleeping and get your bedroom back again.