We are currently co-sleeping and we don't plan on changing this anytime soon. I just wondered at what age did you introduce you lo's to their own age and how did you let them get used to it?

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Some of my friends made the decision when their children requested to have their own beds (around 4 or 5 I think). And some simply thought it is good so that they (the parents) can have some space and also, to help their children be a little more independent. Here are some tips on how to get your child to sleep in his/her own bedroom: - Do it gradually: children hardly take well to sudden changes. Introduce the idea first before slowly implementing it. You can try having him/her take naps in his/her room first and slowly getting him/her to sleep there at night as well. - Establish a routine: have them dressed and ready for bed in their own room. Settle them early so that they will feel comfortable - Create a nice and cozy bed: this makes going to sleep in their own rooms a pleasant experience. Have their favourite blanket or stuffed toy with them. - Be firm: when the child goes looking for his/her parents in the parents room, bring the child back to sleep in their own room for the rest of the night. - Find out if the child is afraid of anything: children are very imaginative and may be afraid of “monsters” in their rooms. Make a show of getting rid of the “monsters” and have a soft nightlight in the room may help alleviate their fears. - Stay with them: stay in their room till they fall asleep. Key is not to interact with them after the bedtime story is told so that they would learn that it’s time for time to sleep. You can also try getting him excited by bringing him on a shopping trip to buy things for his bed. A new pillow, bolster, or blanket? Just an action to mark it as a special event to make the transition “special” and “unique”. I find that most children love to think that they are part of something exclusive (actually the same applies for adults too.. haha).

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Hi Tracy! Just like you, I feel the need of having my personal space in bed room soon. So right now we transition them from co-sharing the bed to getting them a bed of their own but still in the same room. I want them to feel more comfortable in their own bed first before me & the husband started to move out of their room. We started doing this last year. My son is only 4 years old and my daughter is 6 years old. What we get for them is a bunk bed. It is space saving as well as our children can use their imagination of play pretending. :)

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You can buy a bed or mattress if you are sleeping on the floor which we used to do before and we attached it near to our bed. So our children stays in the same room but not on the same bed. You can also try buying bedsheets and pillowcases that are very c

I am not yet in a stage where I'm ready to let go of our co-sleeping sessions. They're just 1 and 3 and I don't think they're ready for it too any time soon.