how can I get my 7 tear old to stay in his room at night

Lisa - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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he get up throught the night a sleep on my bed room floor and sometimes he wants to go there instead of his room, tryed a lot of things but nothing is working?

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A year ago I had to remove all the "eyes" that were staring at him. His posters Cars and Chicken Little had too many looking at him!

Tiffany - posted on 09/17/2009

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My 7 year old has just recently gotten over this exact same thing. It took finding out why he didnt want to stay in his room and doing something about that before he would stay there. For my son, it was a matter of it being too dark and hearing noises outside that made him want to leave his room. So I gave him a night light and turned on a fan for white noise. Worked like a charm.

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Not sure if you have heard of Love-n-Logic but they have some great ways to handle this sort of thing. One of my tricks is that I let my kids go to bed with something and they just play with it for a little bit and then fall asleep. Keeps them in there or the toys will not be allowed. My son is so tired he is the first one asleep and he is 6. My girls are a little more head strong at 12 and 3. L-n-L has a website check it out!

Kathy - posted on 09/14/2009

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We would let our son fall asleep in our bed. Then when it was time for us to go to bed we would move him. Or we would lay down with him for a few minutes in his bed. We made it clear that we weren't there to talk, if he started talking we got up and left him alone. He's 10 now, occasionally we find him on the sofa in the morning but he doesn't come in our room.

Lisa - posted on 09/14/2009

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did that when he was younger but it doesn't even work any more he want to talk.

Dawn - posted on 09/10/2009

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I had problems with my daughter also who is now 8. I laid in there until she fell asleep and then I get up. Usually she is asleep in no time at all. Eventually I stopped doing that once she got use to it. That is what has worked for me.

Michelle - posted on 09/10/2009

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My daughter and stepson are both 5. We put night lights in thier rooms. We let them pick it out and told them the only way they can get them is if they stay in there rooms at night. when they stayed in bed all night we gave them extra praise to show how happy we were of them for doing it. After a couple of weeks they staied in thier own rooms threw the night and we havnt had any problems since. Hope this helps

Emily - posted on 09/10/2009

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My boys are 6. We put a TV in their room & usually play Noggin or sports(just be careful what you leave it on Cartoon Network gets a little crazy in the middle of the night lol) We also put a baby gate up on the door so they can't roam around the house.When they do come out( to go potty only) the gate wakes me up. It was a little hard at first but don't give in when he wants to come in your room & pretty soon he will stay in bed all night. Good luck I hope this helps. Keep us posted on his progress

Lisa - posted on 09/10/2009

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we tryed that and he stayed awake until midnight, then its impossible to get him up in the morring.

Emily - posted on 09/10/2009

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My boys are 6. We put a TV in their room & usually play Noggin or sports(just be careful what you leave it on Cartoon Network gets a little crazy in the middle of the night lol) We also put a baby gate up on the door so they can't roam around the house.When they do come out( to go potty only) the gate wakes me up. It was a little hard at first but don't give in when he wants to come in your room & pretty soon he will stay in bed all night. Good luck I hope this helps. Keep us posted on his progress

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