I need help getting my 7yr old daughter to sleep in her own bed.

Cherice - posted on 11/28/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 7 yr old daughter refuses to sleep in her own bed. I have tryed story time, layin with her, a night light among other things and she still ends up in my bed with me 30 minutes later. What do I do..Any ideas that might help me. Thanks everyone.!.

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Zandria - posted on 11/28/2009

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Try letting her pick her sheets. Let her read you a bed tine story. You read her and then let her read it back to you by looking at the pictures. In other words treat her like a BIG GIRL. WHen you leave her let her know you will be checking on her . Then DO It. Let he see you check on her like every 15 minutes, then 25 minutes space it out every few minutes till she is sleep. if she wakes up and tries to come to you bed put her back in hers sit on the floor beside the bed for 10 minutes and go back to bed. WHy is she still sleeping with you? Are you single? Did you let her sleep with you until now, all of her life. THese things make a difference. You cant expect her to sleep on her own if you have let her sleep with you for 7 years. it will take some time.

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Mytrice - posted on 11/28/2009

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since you know that she gets up 30 inutes later try returning her to her bed each tome and you moving elsewhere so she cant get to you. also she may just be use to your bed. you may have to invest in a new bed and give her yours

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