She's currently 4.5 and still has sleep issues. She sleeps fine once she gets to sleep but really fights getting there. I've just now noticed that when she sleeps with me in my bed during naptime she sleeps ten times better (falls asleep faster, sleeps longer). Also, on the weekends, when my husband and I do not have to wake up at 6 a.m., she comes into our bed early in the morning and goes back to sleep, sleeping longer and better than she sleeps in her own bed.
I feel like an idiot for just now figuring this out. We probably could have spared ourselves years of crying (on all three of our parts!). But what's done is done, and now I am trying to decide if it's too late at this stage in her life.
Thoughts? Advice? How does the co-sleeping thing even work anyway? Do you go to sleep when they do to avoid keeping them awake at night? Do they just get used to your having to wake up at 6 a.m. every day? Help.....