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Heather - posted on 09/26/2010
my son was 3 when he was out of my bed, thanks to my brother who was staying with me at the time. He fussed it out and now its a special treat when he gets to sleep in the room with me. My daughter is 2 now and i am working on her sleeping in her own bed. Im pregnant again so i need all the space i can get to stretch and toss and turn.
she has 3 dogs that she likes to sleep with so i called it a puppy party. it calmed her for a couple weeks but it doesnt work anymore. So now i lay her down, hug and kiss her and tell her i love her and let her cry it out. she gets up i give her another hug lay her back down and she calms down and goes to bed.
Its harder on her than it was my son, but i know she will get used to it.
Sometimes crying it out isnt always bad...
Tiffany - posted on 09/26/2010
The sleep fairy works for us. The first couple of weeks we told Jaydan," If you sleep in you're room all night the sleep fairy will bring you a gift". It worked great. I went to a dollar store and stocked up on a weeks worth of dollar toys and every night that she slept in her bed, that next morning she found a pretty gift by her bed. This gift was from the sleep fairy. We worked it out to 2 weeks of every night, then once a week for a couple of weeks. Our little girl was sleeping in her own room and bed in a couple of weeks. There are still some nghts that she climbs in bed with us and I will wait for her to fall asleep and return her to her bed and she stays for the night. This idea helped us and I hope it will help you too;-)
Brooke - posted on 09/24/2010
I have the same problem. My daughter just turned three and she will only sleep on the couch. As soon as she goes to bed I can't be in the kitchen or living room because I am afraid I'll wake her up. She will occasionally fall asleep in her own room by herself if we play in there for awhile that day, but lately it hasn't been working. I try and lay with her until she falls asleep and it seems like every night she ends up on the couch, she barely ever comes in my room though.
Josie - posted on 09/24/2010
i have the same problem my daughter sleeps with me trying to get her in her bed. i sleep with her till she falls asleep than i go in my bed but she wakes up during the night comes back in my bed. its gotta worse since me and her dad seperated. good luck just try to let her know she a big girl that she needs to sleep in her bed. its hard but keep at it hopefully you will get her in her own bed in time.
Kim - posted on 09/23/2010
I had the same issue.. until recently. She is going to be 6 at end of November. She started grade 1 this year and I knew it was time to ensure she was sleeping in her own bed at night. She does not nap ( I wish ha ha ).
I get her in the tub, comb her hair , give her snack, let her watch some T.V. then I keep reminding her it's bed time and she has a few more minutes, then I tell her to go pick a book out, I read it to her, we then talk for a bit ( calmly), then I grab some stuffies and tuck her in with her stuffies, I then turn her bed time music on ( kinda baby music , but it works), and then I lay wit her for 5 minutes tops, and she goes to sleep. I have been doing this for 3 weeks and she goes to sleep in her own bed. YAY. It was time for both of us to break that habit. She still wakes up andd comes to my bed from time to time but I dont care the main goal was for her to sleep in her own bed and next month I will work on her staying in her own bed if she doesnt eventually do it on her own.
Good luck and hope some this works for you to.