What to do when your toddler takes over your bed?

It’s a decision that every parent needs to make for themselves (and hopefully, your partner comes to the same decision that you do): will we let our children sleep in our bed?

I’m not necessarily talking about the early decision of whether an infant can/should sleep in bed with parents (co-sleeping). I mean when your child is older, has their own bed, and wakes up in the middle of the night expecting to climb into bed with his or her parents.

I’ve known many parents who draw the line- you have your own bed, with your own Mickey/Firetruck/Princess/Pony blankets- you should sleep there. I’ve known lots of other parents who allow their kids into their beds and typically complain about the lack of sleep that comes with that decision- we’ve fallen into the latter category as of late.

In fact, Harper has slept in our bed for at least a portion of every night for the past 3 weeks or so. Is it a phase? (She’s 2-1/2). How long will she continue? Since we have no idea how to answer any of these questions, we found ourselves with another interesting question recently. We’re in the market for a new bed- do we opt for a bigger size now that we’re accommodating 3 people every night instead of 2?

For us, the answer was yes. We opted for a California King size bed (we had a Queen before). When it came down to it, since we both work full-time, we decided that if our girl wants to be around us during the overnight hours, we want her to have that option. That doesn’t mean we’re not going to try to get her to sleep in her bed though- we still plan to put her to bed in her room every night. But it’s nice to know that when she does her mid-night bed-hop, we’ll all have enough space to still get a good night’s sleep.

How about you, mamas? How did you handle your little ones’ bed takeover schemes?

Side note: that hilarious image above is from a web site called howtobeadad.com – some really funny stories on there about the adventures in parenting- just wanted to give credit for the image.

 

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

Bebe au Lait Featured Retailer: July 2012 – SugarBabies

Check out Bebe au Lait’s Featured Retailer – July 2012

Store Name: SugarBabies

Owner Name: Ashley Salas

Store Address: 926 Main St, Suite 104  Sumner, WA  98390

Phone: (253) 299-6221

Web Address: www.shopsugarbabies.com

Facebook Page Address: http://www.facebook.com/ShopSugarBabies

Twitter Profile: https://twitter.com/#!/shopsugarbabies

Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5:30 Sun 11-4

Customer Service Email: info@shopsugarbabies.com

Years in Business: 6 Years

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry?: Nursing Covers, Bibs & Burp Cloths

What are your customers’ favorite prints to purchase?: Our customers love the neutral yet stylish prints that Bebe au Lait/Hooter Hiders has to offer.

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product?: We love the Hooter Hider Nursing Cover at SugarBabies that comes in the reusable pouch!!

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?: We have one on display for women to try on.

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?: At SugarBabies we offer a wide range of trendy baby & mom items including the most popular items in nursery design, kids fashion, gear and so much more!!

About the Owner: My passion is to bring moms all the hottest trends in the industry. I enjoy spending time with my family & traveling to find amazing items for my customers.  I opened my store 6 years ago in a small location in Sumner, WA and since then we have grown into a 5000 square foot baby boutique that offers a wide variety of mommy & baby products. SugarBabies has been voted Western Washington’s #1 Baby Boutique the last three years in a row. We strive to have all the latest trends while also offering the best customer service!!

 

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

What’s Hot This Month – Bebe au Lait Nursing Covers (June)

We have so many nursing cover patterns at Bebe au Lait, it’s hard to pick a favorite. I’ve heard from countless moms that it’s hard to choose just one pattern for themselves (many of them can’t choose and just order more than one nursing cover!) I love chatting with our customers though, uncovering those patterns that Moms seem to just adore, and this month I was blown away by the response to our new Spring pattern, Katori.

So what it is about Katori that moms love? Well, for starters- it’s just plain gorgeous. It’s the perfect blend of feminine touches (the floral pattern), while remaining gender neutral (perfect for all moms) and a fashion-forward color palette (orange is IN this season!) It looks amazing with jeans and the pattern just has an overall light and flowy feel about it.

What about you? Is Katori your favorite pattern? If not, what is- and why? Stay tuned next month to see if Katori holds onto the top spot!

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

Bebe au Lait Featured Retailer: June 2012 – Lactation Connection

Check out Bebe au Lait’s Featured Retailer – June 2012

Store Name: Lactation Connection

Store Owner: Tanya Roberts

Store Address: 15036 CR 156 Bluff Dale, TX 76433

Customer Service Email: orders@lactationconnection.com

Phone: 800-216-8151

Web Address: http://www.lactationconnection.com

Store Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LactationConnection

Twitter profile: http://twitter.com/#!/LactConnect

Store Hours: 9-5 M-F ST

Years in Business: 19

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry?: Bibs & Nursing Covers

What are your customers’ favorite prints to purchase?: Yoko & Papillon

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product?: The Quib – ingenious!

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?: On a dress form plus display box with photo.

 

 

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?: Graduated with a degree in Education from Baylor University, my 20 year career has taken me from public education to private lactation consulting. I have been helping nursing mothers since 1993 with breast pumps and professional bra fittings as the owner of Lactation Connection. My mission is to educate moms on the different nursing bras, breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies in this confusing marketplace. Questions are welcome!

 

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

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