My 3 yr old thinks there are monsters..How do I keep him in his own bed?

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Aisha - posted on 10/12/2009

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My daughter has a monster. Literally. Her godmother gave her a stuffed monster. Burgandy faux fur body, spindly legs, wing arms, pink trumpet nose, big green eyes and antenna. My daughter loves this thing and it goes to bed with her. Maybe your son could get a "good" monster to keep the " bad" monsters away?

Hope this helps!

Naomi - posted on 10/12/2009

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We went to the 2 dollar shop and bought the stinkiest deodrant/body spray we could find then each night before he goes to bed my 3yr old will spray a little under his bed and in his closet to keep the monsters away. Along with his night light he blissfully sleeps no more monsters! Hope it helps!

Brandee - posted on 10/11/2009

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Is that your dog in the picture? If it is great, or even if you have one. WHat worked for my son (with him it was ghosts, but monsters too) what my bf did that worked awesome, was tell him that the dog (whatever her/his name is) was there to proctect him and there isnt anymore cause the dog chased em away, or we said ate him, which my son though was funny. Now when we saw there is now ghosts, he says " cause Trouble eat them?" it worked wonders. He still talks about them, but isnt afraid of them and stays in bed. If you dont have a dog. Get him a med stuffed one and say he is there for the same reason. Worked great. Plus kids think its funny that their dog is eating them.

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Heather - posted on 10/13/2009

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My daughter turns 3 in November and asked about monsters and they scared her. I told her that the monsters were in bed too or they would be in trouble with the mommies. It was a spur of the moment thought while being very tired.

Christine - posted on 10/13/2009

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We are going through the monster phase as well. I have to use an actual lamp on her dresser until she falls asleep. Then I switch her closet light on and turn the lamp off. She sleeps with some stuffed animals and she thinks they keep the monsters away although she is just scared in general of the dark.

Great advice here, I'll have to look into it, lol!

Desiree - posted on 10/11/2009

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I was watching our morning cartoon time with my daughter, and the cartoon boy had the same problem, the grandmother had used a bottle of water with a smell good (but the boy didnt know what was in the bottl) and wrote on the bottle MONSTER SPRAY and said that were ever they spray the MONSTER SPRAY the monsters do not like the smell. I know it's only a cartoon but worth a try. or my fav book said there was a monster quilt that when you put it on your bed and you get under the monsters cant find you.

Ashley - posted on 10/11/2009

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my son went through the same thing and all i do is look under his bed and in his closet while he is saying his prayers and it reassures him that there are none. i also leave the hall light on for him cause it gives a little more light than a night light. he stays in bed all night long as long as that light is on.

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My son would go crazy with a water bottle and make messes everywhere so I gave him a flashlight to use and told him it would zap them like a ray gun or something... I would also tell him during the day, because after watching Monsters Inc. we got monsters on the lights??? so they were there during the day time too. But I would tell him to stand up to the monsters and tell them they could not stay if they were going to be mean because "this is my house" I think it also helped near the end of the movie I would emphasize how Boo would stand up to her monster and that he could do it too!!! Good luck!!!

Emilie - posted on 10/11/2009

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I like Michelle's Idea, I was going to suggest to get a plug in or night light and tell him it keeps the monsters away.

Michelle - posted on 10/11/2009

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you can tell him that there are no monsters under his bed because they are under yours, or you can get a spray bottle and make up magic monster begone spray. Have him decorate the bottle up and he can keep it with him at night. you can put real water it it but that may get all over. I would put some glue it in with some glitter and let the glue dry, that way it does not get all over and still looks like there is stuff in the bottle.

Michelle - posted on 10/11/2009

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you can tell him that there are no monsters under his bed because they are under yours, or you can get a spray bottle and make up magic monster begone spray. Have him decorate the bottle up and he can keep it with him at night. you can put real water it it but that may get all over. I would put some glue it in with some glitter and let the glue dry, that way it does not get all over and still looks like there is stuff in the bottle.

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