I’m Still Co-Sleeping With My 8-year-old

I didn’t ever plan to co-sleep with my first baby. When I gave birth, we had a crib waiting for him at home, complete with Winnie the Pooh-themed sheets. But the thing was used for at most a couple of hours. On our first night home from the hospital, I diligently woke up every hour and a half for 40-minute feedings — then realized I valued my sleep too much to keep that up. So my son joined us in bed, where I could feed him practically in my sleep, and eventually, the crib got folded up and given away.

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About Tanya Mozias Slavin

Tanya Mozias Slavin is a writer, linguist and a mother of two. She was born in Russia, grew up in Israel and has lived in Canada and the US, where she worked on Oji-Cree, an endangered aboriginal language of Canada. She now lives in the UK and writes about parenting, languages, multiculturalism, and everything in between. Her essays and articles have appeared in Washington Post, Brain, Child, The Forward, Scary Mommy and other places.
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