We turn 2 in June and he is still in our bed!! Help!

Tristan - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Ok so here's the deal, my son has slept in our bed between my husband and I for well a while. We took down his crib in his room and have a king size bed in there since it's the guest room also and gets used quite regularly. I try and put him in there (middle of the bed with pillows around him, sort of mimicking us) and he sleeps for a while but has yet to sleep in there all night long. Hubby has suggested shutting him in but he can open the door so that wouldn't work, and I am not sure I could make it through the cry it out method. Any suggestions????

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Kerry - posted on 04/14/2010

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it may take a while before he will grow out of that, i personally never put my son in my bed at all and he sleeps all night in his own room

Hayley - posted on 04/12/2010

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Have u thought about getting him a toddler bed and putting it next to your bed? so if he wakes up give him a cuddle and then put him back into his own bed. Since birth my son slept in my bed with me as he would not sleep in his cot and it got too much. When he was about 12 months old i bought him a toddler bed and put it next to my bed and he now sleeps in it like a dream, he even goes to sleep on his own now too. He does wake up sumtimes in the nite and tries to get into my bed but i give him a quick cuddle and put him back into his bed and he goes straight back to sleep. My son will be 2 in June. Once he is use to sleeping in his own bed try and move him into his own room. The king size bed might feel too big for him without you. Hope this helps and good luck x

Shanna - posted on 04/12/2010

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we put up a baby gate in his room to keep him in there at night cause my son can open the door as well. It seems to work really well

Jessi - posted on 04/12/2010

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i think that he is old enough to understand that he needs to be in his own bed. you just have to set the example and stand firm. if you believe in yourself and know that you can do it. he will eventually get the hint and know that you mean business.

Christine - posted on 04/11/2010

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i went through the same thing.Try putting him in the crib when he is fast asleep to start off with so he gets comfortable in the crib,.then after that im stuck.lol

Crystal - posted on 04/09/2010

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We had a problem with this, my husband works graveyards, and I would just put her to bed with me, and when he got home at 630 am, he would move her to her crib. Usually she is sound asleep so she wouldn't even wake up for the movement, and if she did she was too tired to fight. I guess I'm lucky there. I know it is hard to listen to your child cry, but you have too. So you can try putting him to bed in his room, and leave and just be consistent. You can even try the crib in your room, if that helps. If he comes out, just take him back in, gently lay him down again, rinse and repeat. Keep doing it all night until he falls asleep, and if he doesn't fall asleep, I guess I would just keep trying over and over again. Children get tired, they go to sleep, eventually he will sleep. You can even try bribing. You can offer to give him something special if he sleeps in his bed tonight. Or offer to make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, or something.

Make it a routine. Start with bath time, I find that bath time settles mine down and helps her go to sleep easier. So bath time, I give her a sippy cup of water, read one story if she wants it, and then I turn on her crib toy, its a blue waterfall with rain forest noises and it has a swinging monkey. She likes to watch it when falling asleep. Then I leave. If after 30 minutes she is screaming or still screaming, I go back in, lay her down again, and walk out, without talking (and turn the monkey back on). This is what works for me. You can also try watching super nanny. She has interesting techniques, and they work. Good Luck!! I hope some of this works.

Sheree - posted on 04/08/2010

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I cannot...my daughter sleeps in crib next to my side of the bed because we moved in a new house and she will not stay in her room. Also, she gets up in the middle of the night and climbs into the bed.. I think it will take time but probably go to sleep with him and then leave him when he has settled in?

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