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Parents and their children sleeping in close proximity to each other, i. e. in the same room. If they sleep in the same bed, use [bed-sharing].

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Why does my 14 month old baby wakes up crying asking for water and banana in the night

I exclusively breastfed my baby and he sleeps with us. Needs my touch. Wakes up 3-4 times. 3 times for water once for banana now it is a habit.
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2 year old Daughter will nap and sleep for Dad but not Mom

My wife and I have been separated for almost a year and our daughter will not nap or easily go to bed at night for her mom. When she is with me, she naps great and I never have to fight her to go to ...
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16 month old wants to co sleep, won’t sleep alone

Our 16 month old son has been co sleeping with us since he was 9 months old. Usually we put him in his room to sleep when he’s already fallen asleep on me. He will sleep by himself for about an hour. ...
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8 year old twin boy and girl sleeping in the same room

I have got two 8 year old siblings (Twin boy and girl). They want to continue sleeping in the same bedroom. Is this a negative thing to do? What is the accepted guidance? Are there any studies on ...
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How to teach a six year old to sleep alone?

When our youngest was born, we didn't have an extra room, and the age gap with his sister and the difference in their sleeping patterns was too big to let them sleep together, so he slept in our room ...
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1 year old baby won't sleep when overtired and cries a lot

My 15 month old daughter goes to sleep keeping herself latched to mother's feed. When she was a newborn, she used to sleep in a crib, but she has made a habit of going to sleep with milk latched from ...
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Looking for a strategy to help my daughter sleep on her own

My daughter is almost five months old and extremely dependent on my wife and I both going to sleep and staying asleep. She sleeps in the bed with us most of the night feeding, if my wife rolls over or ...
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How to help a 1-year-old sleep for longer than 1.5 to 2 hours at a time when we only have one bedroom?

My 1-year-old son is only sleeping for 1.5 - 2 hours at a time. He is breastfed and we co-sleep. I have seen similar posts on here and they recommended gentle sleep training and I have come to the ...
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Disadvantages of a single bedroom?

Looking ahead to the future, me and my partner often discuss how we would raise children. In these conversations, recently, a theme of sleeping arrangements has emerged. We appear to agree that a lot ...
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How to train a toddler to go asleep alone if she shares a room with mom?

My goddaughter, who just turned 3, sleeps in the same room as her mother. This is due to simple logistics, they don't have any more bedrooms available to put the child into yet so there is no where ...
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Child will only sleep while being held - 6 mo

TL;DR: My son will sleep fine on his bed for about 3-4 hours then will only sleep if held. How do I fix this if we aren't wanting to go through Cry It Out? Loads of context: my son is 6 months old ...
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Is it potentially harmful to a 2-year-old to still sleep in a room with her parents?

My daughter is 2 years and 4 months old and still sleeps in our room in her small bed. I told my wife many times to try to put her in the other room and if she cried at night, go to her or I can go to ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a kid sleep in his/her own room since birth?

In some cultures, it seems a child should have his/her own room since birth, as long as it's economically feasible. In others, this seems to be universally criticized by parents and educators alike ...
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How can we get our son to stop sleeping in our bed?

My son is 2 years old and he sleeps with us in our bed. We have tried every possible way of getting him to leave our bed at night, and I'm getting nervous about him growing out of it. My wife and I no ...
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How to influence son's sleep cycle

My son is 9 years old. Normal in all respects healthwise and active. The challenge is that once or twice a week he wakes at 5:30 AM (occasionally as early as 4:30) and will wake me up and wants me ...
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Toddler requires Mom or Dad to stay in the room to fall asleep

My toddler refuses to go to sleep without my wife or myself sitting or lying next to his bed. Background - My son is about 2.5 years old. His birthday is in October. He has been sleeping in a toddler ...
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How to train infants to sleep in bed and in parent’s arms

From 1st month of my baby, we practised him to sleep using cradle - now he is 4 months old. Even if he is tired and sleepy, he refuses to sleep in bed (co-sleeping) and needs only cradle. We’re ...
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How to stop 1-yr old from kicking us while sleeping

Our daughter is one year old. We've been co-sleeping, but about two weeks ago we started transitioning her to her own room. We rock her down and put her to sleep in her room. When she wakes up (...
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Why does my 2.5 son not sleep at all when he's with me, but sleeps all night with his father? (We're divorced)

I have a 34 month-old boy. His father and I have been separated for a year, and my son lives half the time with his father and half the time with me and my partner, with whom I'm expecting another ...
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How do you get your kid to lay in the crib?

My son refuses to lay down in the crib and drink from his bottle before going to sleep. He gets back up, and I put him back down; but he never gives up. How do we get him to sleep in the crib and ...
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How can I help my one year old transition to sleeping in crib?

My son has slept with me most his life, due to a C-section on my part and a bad belly on his, which made him wheeze from acid reflux. I felt better touching his belly to know he was OK. Now I can't ...
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Why are parents so concerned about not letting the babies sleep with them?

This site is flooded with the questions about parents concerned about their children who try to sleep with them. I wish to know why exactly are western country people so obsessed about not letting ...
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How to wean a parent from co-sleeping?

We have been co-sleeping since my daughter was a newborn until last month when we finally converted a small room to be her room. She is 32 months old. She has her own Twin bed now. The problem is: I ...
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Co-sleeping with a crawler

We co-sleep with our little one and it has generally been very successful. Now she is on the brink of learning how to crawl, and we are worried that she might crawl off the bottom of the bed while we ...
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Ideas for infant bedding

We have an active 10 month old, who sleeps soundly, but tends to roll a lot thereby hitting his head against the crib railings. Having a small apartment, we don't have much place for a mattress on ...
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5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach

This question is related to How do dealing with infant flipping over during sleep training?, but not exactly the same. Our 5 month old daughter flips onto her stomach constantly. When you put her ...
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What type of co-sleeping product hangs off the side of the bed?

We're on our third child. The first two would nurse and then go right to sleep in the bassinet. This one seems to sleep well in the bed, but not in the bassinet. My wife looked online and found ...
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What is the best way to transition away from co-sleeping?

We are co-sleeping with our son. At some point in the future, we will need to transition him out of our bed. What is the best way to do this? Cold turkey vs. gradual? Specific age vs. signs he's ready ...
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Is there any scientific evidence in favor of co-sleeping with children?

Many people choose to co-sleep with their children because of supposed psychological and sleep quality reasons. Are there any scientific studies or other concrete evidence to back them up?
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