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User - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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HELP!!!!!!!!! i please need advice on getting our 4year old out of our bed into his own xx

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Stacie - posted on 08/06/2009

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Give them a mattress heating pad or a heating blanket or a heat pack and put a fan in the room. If they are used to sleeping with you, a fan will simulate the rythm of your heart beating and the warmth from the heating pad will simulate your body heat. The first couple nights I would rock them to sleep and then place them in the bed. You can do the screaming approach when you put them in bed and turn the lights out and do it cold turkey. But why put yourself and the child through the torture if you don't have to?

Ilene - posted on 08/05/2009

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Olivia, we did this alot when ds was much younger. But now that he is five we feel that he needs to learn to go to sleep on his own. Many times, I would simply fall asleep in my son's bed because I was waiting for him to go to sleep first for fear that he would follow me screaming...which he typically did. We finally just had to break that cycle..let him scream for a night or two, then he "got" that he needed to go to bed and that we were not going to give into him.

Olivia - posted on 08/05/2009

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Hi I got through this one by going in to my daughters bed with her at bedtime reading a story, i found that the stories for her age kept her awake and interested but something more advanced and she was asleep in no time and this will keep you awake ! I fell asleep in her bed lots of times but she sleeps in her own bed all the time now ! I often left little surprised for her when she done a full week there ...hope all goes well for you

User - posted on 08/05/2009

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thankyou i will give it a go to be honest with you we are not very good when it comes to it as we have a younger son thats in a routine in bed at 7.30 every night and to save the hassle of waking him up with the creating it has been easy to let him be in our bed but its crunch time now x

Ilene - posted on 08/04/2009

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put him in his room, walk out. He will follow. Repeat, put him in his room..walk out. My son was doing this alot (although not coming to our room) just to the living room where we were watching tv. At first, he will resist, then he will think it's funny, after a few nights my son finally got it and stays in his room.

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