does anyones 20month old sleep on there own bed or in there own room yet?

Cynthia - posted on 06/01/2010 ( 69 moms have responded )

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My son is 20months old & is finally sleeping on his own bed! Yay! :) But he wont sleep in his room yet. His bed is right next to mines & sometimes he gets up & tries to sleep with me but im trying not to get him used to sleeping with me. any tips on how i can get him to sleep in his room?

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Ashley - posted on 06/04/2010

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My daughter has been sleeping in her own toddler bed since about 16months old, I started with it in my room up next to my bed until she got used to it and then put her in her own room! It was the hardest thing ever for me, I was up about everyhour checking on her for the first few weeks! She absolutley loved it though! I think if you want it to be successful you have to make it a happy place for them(ex: dont use thier room for time out)! Because now when she is tired she will say night night and I bring her up to her room and she plays with a few toys in her bed until she falls asleep! oh another tip, keep a babygate in the doorway, that way they have to stay in there and you dont have to worry about wandering babies lol!

Charlotte - posted on 06/04/2010

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My daughter 21 months, is sleeping in a big girls bed since she was 14 months, as she could climb out of her cot!
She had no problems with the change over and doesn't wake up during the night.
I do still breastfeed morning and night, but I just got her into a routine when she was 3 months old.

Tammy - posted on 06/04/2010

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My gal slept in cot in our room until 19 months, but I had a toddler bed in her room since 16 months, occasionally popped her in there for an afternoon nap so she got used to the idea gently. Pretty much on 20 months I moved her in there, she got rocked to sleep (I know!) for the first few nights but since then has slept much better - up to 7-9 hours (she used to do 5 in our room then wake several times). I have a ticking clock & soft music playing also.

Erika - posted on 06/03/2010

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Yeah my son sleeps in his bed in his room.
But he always has, so I can't give you any advice there. Sorry.

Erica - posted on 06/03/2010

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Yes. My daughter is 20 months old she goes to sleep on her own. In her bed. In her room. It can be done. When she calls I dont reply then she got the hint that she needed to go to sleep. Nap time or bed time. Its gonna be hard but stick to your guns. If u dont he's gonna kno where to hit u and when. Make sure that u have a light on. If its easy to turn on let him do it so he can get something fun out of it. Go and play in his room after night fall. So he can see that its nothin wrong with his room. Hope this helps.

Crystal - posted on 06/03/2010

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My son sleeps in his crib. He is a climber and I havent gotten the courage to put him in his bed for the fear of him going up on the dressers and what not has held me back. He does however sleep in his bed during naps.. But not at night. LOL.. ZAYNE has been in his room since 3 months old. I like my privacy, and to my dismay so does he. He wont sleep w me in my bed or nothing. Well when he is sick as heck he will, but thats a rariety~~~~

Aury - posted on 06/03/2010

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My lil girl has slept in her own bed in her own room since she was about 4 months! She very seldom slept with us so she never got used to it!! We just bought a new house I didnt want to fool with setting up the baby bed or the toddler bed so she went straight into a twin bed. She does wonderful!! My lil girl has a stuffed monkey that she loves to sleep with. Maybe he needs a favorite animal or blanket to sleep with like a comfort measure.

Jessy - posted on 06/03/2010

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my daughter has slept in her own bed since birth i did a sleep technique when she was eight months old and she has slept through the night since then. night time routine "good night baby i love you" out the lights, if they cry wait 5 mins to goi back in silently, then 10 then 15 and so forth no speaking and do not pick them up after the second time. i have custody of my young brothers and the same thing worked for them at 2 and 7 good luck

Teneille - posted on 06/03/2010

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well i herd from someone else that if you create there favourite theme cars, shrek thomas the tank etc it will make them want to be in there i dont no if its true or not i have not yet bought him cars he has thomas but he will sleep in his bed in his room but not all nights some times til 5 am but other wise he only sleeps in it for 2 hours i might try ur idea with the bed next to mine and then move him to his room

Danielle - posted on 06/02/2010

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my son slept in his crib in his own room from the time he was 3 months. now he is 20 months and we just moved. when it was time to move his crib we made it into the toddler day bed. the first few nights it was up and down and now he always sleeps in his own bed in his room.

Emma - posted on 06/02/2010

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We just moved our 20 month old into a twin bed (no toddler bed at all) about 2 weeks ago, and she has done perfectly. The bed is in the same room as her crib, so she is in the same place she has always been. She knows how to get down and also knows she can come into our room right across the hall, but once she goes to sleep, shes out for the night (or afternoon nap). I guess my hubby and I have had a super easy time with the transition... best of luck to you!

Vickci - posted on 06/02/2010

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Does he have a night time routine? If so, try to find some way to add his room into the routine. Start reading books in his room or playing a night time game right before bed and then put him in his room. I know it will be hard because he will most likely cry and scream for a few nights, but you must stand firm, he will understand and get to the point that he likes his room better.

At my house, my baby girl and I share a room because it is so small, but she has always slept in her own bed. I made sure of that when she was first born. At her grandparent's house, she has her own nursery there and has always slept in her own room so it has never been a problem.

With my 15 year old son, that was a different matter altogether. He was born with medical issues and I was afraid to let him sleep alone. But with him, we had to make night time games to the point of him getting worn out until he fell asleep and then I would just put him in his own bed. After a couple of weeks, it wasn't a problem to get him to sleep in his own bed.

Good luck to you and I hope everything works out for you.

Sally - posted on 06/02/2010

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I have mixed feelings about this...my 20 month old still sleeps with us and I cherish it so much. My thought is that they are only this young for such a short time in their lives and I really cherish every minute of it. I think it really depends on your parenting philosophy and if you bottle feed or still nurse. But on the other hand what happens when you have another little one? And at 20 months they do take up a lot of room! Lol! Let me know how it goes :o)

Stephanie - posted on 06/02/2010

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I transitioned my son from the crib to a toddler bed at 15 months. It was Christmas time and he got toddler bedding for Christmas so I figured it was perfect timing. The first night he climbed right into his bed by himself and has every night since. He loves it!! It was a very easy transition for me. I expected it to be much harder. But on the other hand he has never slept with me or in the room with me. I never started the habit because I knew it would only cause problems in the future. If your child isn't wanting to sleep in there own bed I would suggest taking then to the store and letting them pick out there own "big girl or boy" bedding and make it a really big deal. And let them know each night that the only way they can have the special bedding is if they sleep in there bed. Yes, I know it's kinda bribery but sometimes it's what you gotta do!

Rebecca - posted on 06/01/2010

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When I changed my little girls crib to a toddler bed she did so much better. She loves her big girl bed. Now at 20 months she loves climbing into bed at night and sleeps all night most nights. When she was in her crib she would wake up 2-3 times a night until I gave in and took her to bed with me. Now we both can't sleep if we share a bed, we both enjoy our own space.

Kelly - posted on 06/01/2010

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Both of my kids who are almost 4 and almost 2 sleep in their own beds in their own rooms. They have never slept with me except from about 4 months and younger, but even then they were in the bassinet unless they were having issues sleeping. We have never let them sleep in our bed unless they are terribly sick. If for some reason they wake up at night, we lay in their beds with them until they get back to sleep or calm down. I am just a strong believer in kids being in their own beds in their own rooms. My SIL did not do this and she fights her 9 year old tooth and nail every night trying to get him in his bed. Its just much easier to do it when they are younger and you get your own space!! As far as putting him in his room, you just do it. You put him in there and let him cry. If you cannot let him cry it out, then go in after 5 mins of crying, calm him down without talking to him or picking him up, then leave, then wait till 10 mins of crying, go back in do the same thing, leave and then do 15 mins and so on. Make sure the room is dark and quiet. and just remain consistent. I promise it will work in a day or two. I did this with mine, but at 4 months, but I have had friends that did this at his age and it worked then too. Health Sleep Habits, Happy Child is a great resource book on this. Good luck!!

Jennifer - posted on 06/01/2010

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We just transitioned our 21 month old daughter to a toddler bed in her own room. She LOVES it, but still gets up several times a night...however, she has not realized she can get out of her bed and come to our bed! But, when she does get up, she wants to sit in the glider to go back to sleep.

Tara Lee - posted on 06/01/2010

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my 21 month old daughter sleeps in her own bed in her own room...she still wakes about once a night and tries to come to my bed, I am just now starting to be able to put her back and 80% of the time she'll stay there (sometimes with me on the floor beside her bed)...the only advice I can give you is to keep trying, it took us(me) weeks to get her to stay in her own room...stay consistant...try to get to him before he make it out off his room(before he makes it out of his bed if possible)...I am a light sleeper so this is easy for me, and because of the layout of my house, I still use a monitor in her room...also, you may need to spend a few nights on his bedroom floor(try not to sleep in the bed with him)...good luck!

Kerry - posted on 06/01/2010

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my daughter sleeps in her own bed but she is still in my room i have moved her bed away from mine so she doesnt get into my bed! im going to start to try and get her in her own room soon but i need a night light 1st and trying to get her to sleep all night b4 i move her x i find if i get her her to help me with things she does them better by herself i got her to help me to make her bed then she wanted to sleep in it and so on x

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