o.k not sleeping climbing in bed with mom and dad

Carrie - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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any advice she is 3 and she wakes up and climbs in bed with us also makes sure we get up????

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Denise - posted on 09/10/2009

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My daughter slept with me for almost the 18 years she lived with me when she was ready to sleep on her own she went to her room. One of the rules we had was the 1st time she didn't get up in the morning the 1st time the alarm clock went off she wouldn't be allowed to sleep with me. Now my 6 year old son slept with me until we moved and he got his own room. The 1st few nights I didn't sleep, We took many trips back to his room each night, when he finally stayed in his room all night I still woke up to go check on him a couple of times a night. Now we have special "sleep overs" on the weekends when I sleep in his room until he falls asleep and I go back to my bed. Since I am always up before he is in the morning he thinks I spent the whole night there. Be patient, calm and quiet. I found it best if I didn't say anything when I walked him back to his room, talking to him seemed to make him more alert and more aware that I was taking him back to bed.

Family beds have their benefits but it is still nice to have your bed to yourself.

Holly - posted on 09/09/2009

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It will take a bit of patience and sleepless nights.....but as soon as she climbs in bed with you gently tell her that this is your bed and she is a big girl and needs to sleep in her own bed. It might take returning her to her own bed 20 times the first night .....10 the next......and dont repeat the explanation of why more than once....just gently make her get back in her bed kiss her ....no talking ....and start over. She soon will get tired of no result and give in. If you live thu the sleepless nights!

LIZ - posted on 09/09/2009

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lol, enjoy it.. accept it.. lol.. my twins are nearly 9 and they still sleep with us. It started out when they were babies.. due to their preminess.. they had sleep apnea and heart monitors. the works.,, after a ton of trips in and out of the bed during the nites to check on them, we decided we would sleep better with them.. less in and out of bed trips.. well, this has been going on now for almost 9 yrs.. and I'm as adictted to them being snuggled with me as they are with us.. so.. when they decide they are ready for their own room.. they can go..i wil follow..lmbo.....I live in a mobile home.. scared of the "what ifs".. and sleep better.. beign able to have my hand on both my babies... call me crazy..i guess...hubby gets over crowded at times and he goes to sleep in the guest room...when he wants a good nites sleep with no kicking interuptions..

Robin - posted on 09/08/2009

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Hello Carrie, our third son who is now 13 years old use to sleep with us right up to about 3 years old. We took his toddler mattress into our bedroom and put it at the end of the bed on the floor and told him that if he had to come to our room (at that time he was getting up in the middle of the night and climbing in with us) he would have to get onto his mattress. It seemed like it wasn't long after we did this that he started to sleep in his own bed all night long...;0)

Kim - posted on 09/07/2009

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Keep putting her back to bed. after a while she will stop. When you let a child sleep with you it changes the boundries in the mom dad child relationship. Trust me, my sister lets her son sleep with her and he has no repect for her. She is going through hell.

Sheila - posted on 09/06/2009

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There is a GREAT book called "Sleeping Through the Night". I forgot the authors name but it is a really informative book. I have started giving that as baby shower gifts. I totally agree with Lisa. You may lose a few nights sleep bringing her back to bed but it will pay off in the end. Stick with it and you should see the change by the third night or so. Its kind of a test of wills. Good luck to you.

Sheila - posted on 09/06/2009

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Listen to Lisa. It works. Just be calm and persistent. It may take a couple nights losing a bit of sleep, but in the long run it is WELL worth the effort!! It worked with both my kids (now 3 and 7).

Lisa - posted on 09/06/2009

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Okay, I had this problem with 2 of my five children. Calmly get out of bed walk her back to her room quietly say one time "good night mommy loves you and I will see you in the morning" Tuck her in and go back to your room. Keep doing that and pretty soon all you will have to do is say "go back to bed I love you and I will see you in the morning"

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