If you’re a parent who co-sleeps with your young child, at some point, someone will declare disapprovingly, “You’ll never get them out of your bed!”
Well, what if you didn’t want to get your children out of your bed? What if they wanted to stay there, and you wanted them to stay… until they were six, or eight, or 10? How about if they were still sleeping in your bed when they were in their teens?
Betteanne Camagna and her husband Carl have co-slept with all five of their children until they were ready to leave the family bed. For a couple of them, it wasn’t until they were 13.
“They would hang in their room and chat with friends and such until they were ready for sleep,” Camagna tells The Motherish. “It’s a comfort thing.”
“I would cherish each night they still wanted to come in and twirl my hair and sleep, because I knew it was only a matter of time before they would say, ‘I am going to sleep in my room now,'” she adds.