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    I am just mulling this over the past few days. Kai's got croup so I have had him in the recliner in the living room so he can be upright and hopefully help with the coughing. He is sleeping like a champ in it. Of course, he is sick and so possibly just too tired but it's the first time in years that he hasn't crawled into our bed in the middle of the nights. He keeps telling me how much he loves sleeping in the chair and how comfortable it is. I asked him if I moved it into his room would he still like it so much, thinking maybe he just likes falling asleep in the living room, he got very excited about that. Would you ever consider a recliner in your child's room? Kai's bed, I've tried a million things to make him love it. It gets slept in the first few hours of every night...

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    Whatever promotes a good night's sleep (for everyone) is good with me. They sell beds like that, so why not?

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    You could try moving it in there and see how he sleeps in it. A lot of people with certain joint problems, reflux, or heart or breathing problems sleep better in recliners. I don't see any reason why he shouldn't have it, but it would be interesting if he continues to sleep well in it after he gets better, and if it doesn't seem to be just a passing phase, to see if it might be related to reflux or breathing issues like sleep apnea.


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    Personally, I don't see a problem with it, but my DH would never allow it here.
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    If he sleeps better in the recliner, why not?


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    If it gets everyone a good night's sleep, then why not?
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    Hey, whatever works!
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    I would do it in a heartbeat if it helped my child (and us) sleep better!

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    definitely!
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    When I get a bad cough (and I can sometimes cough for months due to asthma), I sleep in my recliner. After a while I do get sick of it though. So if you move it in his room and the novelty wears off, it seems it would be pretty easy to move it back to the living room. Doesn't sound like it would do much harm to give it a try!

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    Absolutely! What have you got to lose?

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    I sure would if my child wouldn't sleep in anything else and was getting 8 hrs of sleep in a recliner.



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    I'm with everyone else. Whatever works!


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    Seems fine.

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    I would do it if it meant better sleep. One thing to consider would be how to put a sheet on it. That way you could just launder the sheet and not wash the fabric of the chair if it got dirty.

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    I would totally let him have it but I agree with 3andMe about looking into why he likes sleeping in it (assuming it lasts beyond the sickness and novelty phase).

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    I think its fine as a remedy for his croup.... but I wouldn't move a recliner into my childs room as a permanent sleeping arrangement. I would offer extra pillows, etc, which i'm sure you have probably already tried! I would maybe look into a bed that can incline? I just wouldn't feel comfortable having my child sleep in a chair every night, in the same way I wouldn't feel comfortable having a baby sleep in a swing at night, it would bother me and i'd look for other solutions! Just my opinion, since you asked! good luck with whatever you decide!

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