On The Edge


Night after night you have your routine for bedtime, whether you have children or not. Laying your clothes out for the next day. Brushing your teeth before bed. However, when you have children, you know the first few months of having children, it can be hard for the new parent.

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first child or third child. Teaching your child “the sleep” routine they should be on can take some time. What do you do in the mean time? Rustling with being a sleep deprived mother and a sleepy baby that is eager to sleep next to her and hear a sound oh so familiar, her heart beat.

It can be quite dangerous for babies to sleep with their parents so early on. So many things can happen, you have to be beyond extremely careful if you decide to put your baby in the bed with you. Personally, I wouldn’t advise it for an infant or a baby under a certain age. You would want to be assured your child is old enough for such a thing. However, I’m not here to police you or tell you how to raise your children.

As a mother of four, a friend to those with children. Hearing stories & reading stories of parents placing their little precious ones in bed with them make me giggle. All the stories are the same.

Mom and dad are “on the edge.”  Not on the edge of insanity, although some may feel that way if they don’t get their proper sleep. But, on the edge of the bed.

I recently saw a post shared by a friend on how mothers sleep on the edge of the bed. I must say it made me giggle.

When your children climb in bed with you because they had a bad dream or they can’t sleep because they are “scared of the dark,” parents seem to comply with go ahead and sleep with mom and dad. As they climb in the middle of the bed. Who ends up on the edge? You, the parent, mom and dad. Shoot, in my house it’s usually me.

The funny thing is, I still catch myself “on the edge.” Not knowingly doing so. Just out of pure habit. I have four children. I’ve gone through the “scary dream” routine a few times.

I will say this. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Knowing your children feel safe is the most important thing in the world. So, if I have to endure a night or two “on the edge,” that is perfectly fine with me. #OnTheEdge