How do you get a child to sleep in his/her room????

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Jo - posted on 02/21/2010

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I think a lot of patience!!!!! i used to lie with mine until she fell asleep but if she woke in the night i would put her back in the bed and lie with her again ( be aware u may fall back to sleep) most of the time she would go back to sleep straight away try to establish a routine that works for you like bedtime story

Alicia - posted on 02/21/2010

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Hello, try to use a night light also soft music that you know he enjoys then lay beside him until he drifts of to sleep.
Also make some type of agreement with him that after a week of laying beside him every night for a week that each day will be less and less time laying beside him so when it does come to when you send him to bed he wont be scared and knows what to expect. Once he accompishes this make sure you reward him because sleeping alone is a big step in a child life. Example; learning to ride a bike or puting on your own clothes without your parents help.
My daughter is 7 and I did exactly that and now when I ask her some times if she wants me to take her she tells me, mom "I'm older and to big for you to go to bed with her", lol
Good luck! Peace, remember each child is different. Oh and us energy star night light. The last thing you want is a large PG&E bill, lol

Marcela - posted on 02/21/2010

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Have you tried laying down with them in their room and stepping out once they have gone to sleep??

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Krystal - posted on 08/22/2010

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When my girls tried this I made it so that they would want to sleep in their own beds. I made sure they had night lights that lit up their rooms and also made sure that they doors were open so they could see into the hallway if needed. I did the whole check under the bed, closet for monsters. I didn't let mine sleep with me even when they were little because I did not want to give up my bed to my children who when they do sleep do not sleep in one position they move constantly. Try making sure they can see in their rooms at night that may work. I know it worked with both of my girls and to this day at 8 and 12 they sleep with night lights but they sleep in their own rooms and their own beds.

Thais - posted on 08/22/2010

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So far I haven't been able to. My son is 4 and claims he must sleep with me because he's "scared of the dark."
He goes back and forth between mom and dad's houses also.

Michelle - posted on 08/20/2010

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what i did is i have a night light and soft music playing in there room.. my daughter stays in there all night but my son comes in bed with us in the wee hrs of the night..i dont know what imma do with him

Debbie - posted on 08/20/2010

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well i must say i have tried to lie down with my 6 year old until she sleeps but late at knigh she comes and gets into my bed without us even noticing it i dont know what to do anymore, everyone has told me to take her back to her bed everytime she comes to my room but now it has gotten so bad that she dont even wake us up anymore.

GALE - posted on 02/24/2010

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so true lay down with him in watch his favorite tv program then when he falls asleep then go to your romm now he might get up like mines do and come get in bed with you lol but he/she will get it soon smile good luck it took mines til he was almost 4 years old now i have my bed back lol.

Alexandra - posted on 02/23/2010

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I had problems with that one too. My son slept in bed with me and my husband until he was 3 almost 4. He was a sickly child so I felt so bad when I finally broke him of this very bad habit that I created. Everytime he came into our room I would pick him up and put him in his bed and tell him Aiden's bed. I am not going to lie to you it took about 3 nights and without much sleep for myself. I let him cry himself to sleep and by night 3 he slept in his bed all night and has ever since!

Melissa - posted on 02/23/2010

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I need suggestions..have tried all of the above. My 3.5 yr old still sneaks into our room in the wee hours of the morning! We are at the point that when she refuses to go back to sleep in her bed then she is to sleep on the floor in her old toddler mattress.

Irene - posted on 02/21/2010

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Start with the nap time (it's less scary for them in the day then at nite to sleep alone) and like everyone else says...lay with them until they fall asleep then get up when they are asleep.

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@Marcela..I have tried that numerous of times..@ Alicia..i will try your advice by rewarding if she sleeps in her room ALL NIGHT.

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