Eva - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 2 yr old son is constantly coming out of his room after I put him to bed. He will come out asking to me to come in and cover him up. I can go in and do it and 10 min later he's back out asking for water or something else. When he finally falls asleep and I go to bed he then gets up in the middle of the night, wanting to come in my bed. At first he would sleep through the night and then come in my room in the morning and lay with me for a little bit. Now it's all the coming out and cover me ups and I want water and crying Crying CRYING. He is scared of thunderstorms and recently we have had bad weather. We had rain and thunderstorms just about every other day for the last 2 weeks. So there are some nights that he does sleep with us, but it never used to hinder the normal nights with no storms. All of a sudden it has gotten bad that he keeps coming out of his room.
I have tried putting him back in his bed, tucking him in, being loving about it. Sometimes it works..usually not, then i've tried being the bad guy and being really firm about staying in his bed and not coming out and that doesn't seem to work either. I have tried telling him to go back to bed when he comes in my room at night and not going with him to tuck him back in. Last I have tried ignoring him when he comes in hoping that he will just go back on his own, and no luck there either. He just ends up crying...In his room, on the way to his room, standing outside my room, in my room. I am going NUTS (and we live in a 2 bedroom trailor..our room on one end and his on the other with kitchen and living room in between..so when he crying..You hear EVERYTHING!!!!) I have spanked him before, but I don't want to have to resort to that every night. It just makes me feel horrible when it comes to that and all he really looking for is comfort of some sort.
What do I do?Any tips, or ideas??