The Ordinary Moments – Midnight Caller

Apart from for the first 3 months Little O was the perfect sleeper (I know, I know, smug mum alert! Please don’t hate me!) He was sleeping through the night at 4 months and was one of those babies that would happily amuse themselves in a morning lying in their cot whilst me and his dad had an extra half hours kip.

Things started to change around the time O discovered he could open and close doors. This coincided with his move from his cot into a big boy bed. He was no longer happy to spend all night in his own room and he started to appear in ours. The first time he did it, my husband had fallen asleep on the couch and O at some point sneaked into our room, saw an empty half of the bed and climbed in beside me. We both thought the other had put him there and it took a few days to realise he’d moved himself.

This started to happen more regularly and it’s now a fairly common occurrence. We actually take bets on what time he will appear. As his sound monitor is on we hear him before we see him. He climbs out of bed, opens his door and closes it behind him. Next he stomps down the landing before opening our door, and closing it behind him. Then it’s a trip to my side of the bed for me to pick him up and place him between us.

Once there he goes straight back to sleep, sometimes accompanied by a “mummy, cuddle me” as he gets himself comfy.

Maybe I should discourage him, and take him back to his own bed.

Maybe I should invest in a gro clock and try some sleep training.

Or maybe, I should make the most of spending a few hours cuddled up to my son whilst he peacefully sleeps because I know this won’t last forever.

For the moment I’m choosing the final option!

mummy daddy me


  1. Marissa@MamaKnowsBest2
    March 9, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    Ah that’s lovely, Little C comes into our bed in the morning for a cuddle, he does sleep in his own bed at night though he’d just bounce on us all night lol. gro clocks are fab 🙂

    • March 9, 2014 / 7:53 pm

      Maybe in the future we’ll use the gro clock but whilst he’s no bother at the minute I don’t mind him being there. That’s no doubt going to change as he’s getting bigger! x

  2. March 9, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    I vote for enjoy it! You will certainly miss it one day 🙂

    • March 9, 2014 / 7:55 pm

      Exactly my thoughts. One day I’ll be sitting dreaming about toddler sleepy cuddles so planning to make the most of it whilst I can x

  3. Christina
    March 9, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    This is totally us hun and at the minute we are doing exactly the same as you! We probably shouldn’t but I do miss her when she decides to stay in her room for the odd night lol xx

    • March 9, 2014 / 9:35 pm

      Me too, I really miss him if he doesn’t come to visit! x

  4. Carin
    March 9, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    Enjoy it! It drives my husband insane when either of our kids come into bed, he says they’re like windmills and kick him all the time, whereas I really enjoy it…especially with the youngest since he wants a cuddle too. So yeah, enjoy!

  5. March 10, 2014 / 12:10 am

    I think pre-mummy I would vote put him back in his bed but as a mum a vote option 2 as it won’t last forever 🙂 #theordinarymoments

  6. March 10, 2014 / 4:59 am

    Awwww this is one of those naughty moments that you wouldn’t want to change for the world!! I love that he does this i would find it very hard to say no to!!! x

  7. March 10, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    It definitely won’t last forever so relish every single second. Both my girls are amazing sleepers too and as such don’t come into our bed unless they are poorly, I often wish I could wake them up for cuddles! x

  8. March 11, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    I’d go for the last option too! Whenever M is teething or poorly he asks to come into bed with us. Although his fidgeting drives me crazy I just adore having his warm little body so close to me. I hope he doesn’t grow out of it any time soon!

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