10/13/2015 02:43 EDT | Updated 10/13/2015 02:59 EDT

Co-Sleeping Problems: Problems Only Bed-Sharing Parents Understand


Co-sleeping sounds lovely and serene... all those snuggles. But it can be a full contact sport including wrestling for space, getting squished and sometimes even getting fully kicked off your own bed.

To remind you that you’re not alone, here are some common problems only co-sleeping parents will understand.

1) Your bed is no longer your bed

Queen of the Castle 👑 #LittleMissAvaMonroe #goodmorning #cosleepingproblems #momlife

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2) The kids always end up on top of you

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3) Your nursery is rendered useless

4) Sleeping on the edge becomes second nature


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5) You find kids’ toys EVERYWHERE

Sometimes you wake up eye to eye with a giraffe teether #cosleepingproblems #sophiethegiraffe #teethingbaby

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6) If you leave the bed, there's no space when you return

7) Spooning with your partner is no longer an option

Oh, that's okay. I didn't marry this guy because I wanted to be close to him or anything. #cosleepingproblems #momlife

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8) One word: backaches

9) Accidents in bed are the WORST – pee, puke or other

10) Flying limbs make it impossible to sleep

11) Trying to pee becomes a mission

12) Early wake up calls

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13) And sleeping space becomes non-existent

I'll just sleep on the floor then #cosleepingproblems

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#cosleepingproblems #wouldnthaveitanyotherway

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Where am I supposed to go?!😫😂 #cosleeping #cosleepingproblems #attachmentparenting

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But despite the cramped bed, aches and pains, and lack of sleep, you wouldn't have it any other way.