Re: To all the CIOers
my kids are 3 & 5.....it worked on one and not the other...I'm a light sleeper so co-sleeping didn't work much past newbie stage......but we muddled through. Now that DD3 has a full size bed I lay down with her but she knows I won't stay the whole night....just til she's comfortable and calm (she has trouble winding down....DS on the other hand is an on/ off kind of boy). DD has also been known to sneak in my bed in the early am, which if it's not too early she is allowed to stay. DS has slept in his own bed since he was 2 mos old, and I don't feel there's that much communication going on when he is in a sleep coma (he sleeps through tornado sirens....seriously) and we are very close emotionally. All children are so very different, but parents can guide their children as they mature.