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Co-sleeping - what does it mean?

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hulababy Sat 20-May-06 21:20:37

Curious after a few threads recently.

I always though co-sleeping was when you slept int he same bed. Yet on some threads it is used to describe simply sleeping in the same room.

So which is it?

emkana Sat 20-May-06 21:21:04

To me it means sleeping in the same bed.

MerlinsBeard Sat 20-May-06 21:23:00

to me its in teh same bed but apparently the proper meaning is in teh same room

emkana Sat 20-May-06 21:24:21

proper meaning according to who?

hulababy Sat 20-May-06 21:25:14


I also use it to mean sharing a bed too. But as others consider it same room I was getting confused!

jamiesam Sat 20-May-06 21:27:00

Does it depend on age?

If parents and child, I take it to mean in the same bed.

If two children, then I take it to mean in the same room (although ds's are in ds2's cotbed again tonight!)

MerlinsBeard Sat 20-May-06 21:27:14

actually i dunno who decided thats what it meant. just recall it from a thread a while ago

kitbit Tue 23-May-06 08:58:47 me it just means nearby, either in same bed, adjacent cot/bed, same room...any really. The point is that they are with you, not away in their own room.

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