My kids no longer co-sleep with me and now I cannot sleep: Help?

I’m a single mum with two kids both who have Coslept with me (yes, I’m aware of the dangers before anyone starts) and now both sleep in their own beds without a problem. My problem is I’m used to cuddling them at night and used to their fidgeting to the point I can’t sleep now… How can I improve my sleep? Did anyone else go through this? What tips would people suggest?

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Try a body pillow or stuffed animal? Also, idk how long it’s been, but just give it some time. Getting used to sleeping a different way takes time. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I haven’t. Still sleeping with my 5 and 3 yo. :woman_shrugging:t2: I just can’t quit them. They are addictive. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Oh, how I miss sleeping with my babies!!! :blush::kissing_heart:

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Get a kitty or an older doggo they love to cuddle.

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Weighted blanket and pregnancy pillow.

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If suggest you have way more problems going on than that. This is not normal or natural in my humble opinion.

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Cats are good to cuddle with :grin:

If they were anything like sleeping with my 5yo put a cat in a pillow case in bed with you :rofl:

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I sleep with my 6 year old and always will till she wants her bed

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Mine is 10 months and I absolutely love his cuddles🥰 he throws his arms around me and rests his head on my shoulder if he sees us walking towards his crib🤣 he knows I’ll put him with us if he does that. Little smarty pants. Yeah, I know, they say don’t co-sleep. TO EACH THEIR OWN.

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You will adjust! My husband just started a new job where hes gone for weeks at a time
It took me a week and a half to get use to sleeping alone. Im still off but at least sleeping better than when he left.

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Get a dog lol. Try a weighted blanket.

I have a dog you can borrow!! Lol in all seriousness, maybe try a body pillow??

Meletonin vitamin gummies 3mg

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I didn’t ask this question, but I totally could have!!! I co-slept with my oldest till he was 5 (single mom, then remarried and hubby deployed), my second was not a co-sleeper (I tried, he wasn’t a snuggle bug :cry:), and my last baby is 9 and mostly in her bed now. I miss it too. I can’t sleep. I was so accustomed to her moving around, throwing her little leg over me… :cry:

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yeh my kid always sleeps in her own bed and last night I thought we would cuddle and sleep all cute but I woke up at 3 am with her running a marathon on my face

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Find a boyfriend lol

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a body pillow… cuddle with that… itll help and wont wake you up lol

Same . I slept with my daughter up until 4 months ago. N she’s six. She trasitioned well but I didn’t lol I find myself getting in bed with her . Im used to her kicks n hugs💕