Lori - posted on 07/28/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
My son is 3 and needs me to lay with him in his bed to fall asleep. I tried early on to get him to sleep by himself, but that turned into him crying so much he got sick. Then it took even longer for him to sleep. I haven't tried it in a while, but have recently started talking to him about sleeping by himself and if he does he will get a sticker in the morning (it worked for potty training) but he still doesn't fall asleep by himself...just cries "mommy don't leave me", so I stay. In the morning he asks me for his sticker...I explain he didn't sleep by himself so no sticker. Any ideas on how to get him to sleep alone?