Pretty little girls’ bedrooms

Little Girls' BedroomI’ve been thinking how nice it would be to have Jamaine and Kalia in their very own room.

We have been co-sleeping since the day my girls were born and I love how it has made them much closer to me.

Plus, it’s easier for me to breastfeed Kalia even in the wee hours of the morning since we’re lying next to each other.

Lately though with Jamaine growing bigger and more wiggly when she sleeps, she has been falling off our bed a lot.

We got her a mini sofa bed which we placed right next to our bed but she refuses to sleep there and squeezes herself between hubby and me.

So imagine how our bed looks like in the evening: big sardine (Kernie), little sardine (Jamaine), big sardine (Jayme), and tiny sardine (Kalia).

We’ve already got a queen size bed but I think we’re going to need something way bigger if we want to continue co-sleeping.

Or I could get them rooms like these:

Sweet little girl's bedroom

Sweet little girl’s bedroom

Pink polka dot girl's bedroom

Pink polka dot girl’s bedroom

Aren’t they pretty?

Old style girl's bedroom

Old style girl’s bedroom

Minimal pink and white girl's bedroom

Minimal pink and white girl’s bedroom

Maybe when Jamaine turns 5 and Kalia turns 4, we could start training them to sleep in their own rooms. Until then, we’ll continue squeezing next to each other.

Just thinking: is there a right age to stop co-sleeping with your kids?

Photo credits:

Top photo – Boyles Discount Furniture

Sweet, Old style and Pink polka dot little girl’s bedroom – Homes and Garden

Minimal pink and white girl’s bedroom – Living Etc.

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Biela July 23, 2008 at 12:12 pm

my mom and i slept in one bed until I was 11. She was working and sleep time was the only time we could be together so though I had my own bed, I chose to stay with her. I’d say it brought us closer together though most nights weren’t really spent talking since we were both tired from our days. but still, proximity did the job.

I think 7 is a reasonable age for them to get their own bed, room, if possible. It may be too “grown-up” for some, but then again, how long do you think would your child want to co-sleep with you? Once they start to get a grab of their independence, no matter how much you wanna keep them close, they just won’t relent. better let them be there long as they want to.

oh! but i don’t know! we are due soon and I still dont know how our set-up is going to be. Im afraid that if I let the lil thing in the same bed as ours, my hubby or I might end up squeezing her flat as a pancake.

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Jayme July 25, 2008 at 2:41 am

That’s so sweet Biela. I think I must have co-slept with my mom only until I was 6 years old.

I agree that 7 may be a good age to start letting them sleep on their own. I’ll have to wait and see though if my girls would agree too.

And don’t worry about “squeezing” the baby when you co-sleep with your little one. Trust me, you’ll mostly be just half-asleep anyway trying to make sure the baby is okay and sleeping soundly so “squeezing” will be the least of your problems.

Try to enjoy as much sleep now as possible. Once your baby is born, even just 4 hours of straight sleep will suddenly become a luxury.

Here’s wishing for your safe and smooth delivery.

Take care!

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PinoyCopywriter July 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm

If given the space and resources, would you prefer that your kids each have their own room?

:)

Just a thought.

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Jayme July 25, 2008 at 2:46 am

Hi Pinoy Copywriter! I think when my girls reach the right age to stop co-sleeping with us, I’d prefer that they share a room instead of having one room each. That way they will grow close to each other.

I’m thinking though that they can each have their own rooms when they reach their teens especially if they have opposite personalities. I’m sure both of them would want the freedom to style their own bedrooms. Still that’s quite far from now so I’ll have to wait and see.

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jocelyn July 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm

hi jayme. At what age did the four of you slept on the same bed? i have a 3 month old baby and a 5 year old son. Right now, my hubby, me and my son sleeps on the same bed while the baby sleeps on the crib. I would like to transfer the baby on our bed but am hesistant for the fear that we might squeesh him. Any thoughts?
thanks

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Jayme July 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Hi Jocelyn, we’ve been co-sleeping with our babies from the day they were born until now. My girls are aged 3 and 2.

If you’ve got a huge bed, I guess it’s okay for all of you to stay in the same bed. Just make sure that you and your hubby act as a barrier between the two kids. If your bed is positioned against a wall, better put the baby on that side so he won’t fall. Otherwise, put a small cushion or a big pillow that could break the fall just in case.

Since I gave birth, I’ve become a light sleeper so I haven’t really experienced sleeping too deep that I accidentally squished my babies.

Another option is, consider transferring your son to his own mini-bed but in the same room. Eventually, when he’s adjusted, maybe he can get his own room. This way, you’ll have more space for the baby. I think, at this point, it’s more important for you to co-sleep with your baby than your toddler.

If your 5 year old refuses to sleep on a separate bed, last option would be to have your husband transfer to his own bed, but of course in the same room. ;) This is our setup now. We have a separate cushion inside the bedroom for my hubby because the four of us can’t fit in the queen bed anymore. But once the girls fall asleep, I transfer to hubby’s side. ;)

Surprisingly, my girls manage to occupy the whole queen bed. Hopefully, when they’re seven years old, they would agree to sleep in their own bedroom.

This got a bit long winded but I hope it helps. :)

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