Carree - posted on 02/18/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi, I have a 3 year old son who had been sleeping with me. I am trying to break him of this habit for the past 3 weeks. He keeps waking up in the middle of the night and and trying to get into the bed. I tell him to go back to his bed and he does then a half hour later ,,,, he is trying again. I have sometimes taken him back to his bed as well. I am soooo tired during the day for the interrupted sleep. Also, he wakes up at 5AM and is ready for the day. I really try to get him in bed by 6:30pm every night, pending my work schedule. If he has a nap during the day, then he trys to get out of his bed at bedtime. But if he doesn't have a nap he is so tired he stays in his bed. The reason he was sleeping with me is I had a newborn at home and sleep was a priority for me so I could function at home with three small children (now 1,2,3)
I need some guidance on the sleep issues. I want him to stay in his bed all night so I can have some sleep and he won't wake up the other kids when he runs down the hall to my room.
We do have a night time routine which is bath, eat, watch a show, read 2 books, sing a night song and then bed.
I also would like to put my 2 year old in a toddler bed, but can't let go of the crib b/c it keeps her in bed at night.
Anyone out there that can help would be wonderful.
One tired mommy with a frustrated husband!