Staying out of mammy and daddy's bed

Ans - posted on 06/01/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 22 month old boy has started getting to sleep by himself ( i have been putting him to sleep for 2 months) but now I have a problem with getting him to sleep through the night and staying out or mommy and daddy's bed. Help how do I get that right, yes i know its not an instant thing to get right and get him to sleep through immediatly so i need some advice on how to get started.

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Ans - posted on 06/07/2016

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I know. I am just gonna have to start doing it. Starting tonight I will put him back in bed no matter how cold it it(its winter in SA) It just has to go back to the way it was

Snow - posted on 06/07/2016

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Awww, I feel for u...I know it won't be easy, but everyone will be sleeping so much better once u get it sorted. Stay strong; u can do it! :)

Ans - posted on 06/07/2016

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He has now started to fall asleep on his own but still comes into our bed during the night. Last night I tried to close his door a bit not completely but he figured out how to open it and come to our bed. At this stage I am so use to him climbing into the bed tha tI dont get up to put him back in bed.


I need to get my ass in gear and put him back in his bed every time

Snow - posted on 06/07/2016

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When I switched my daughter to her crib I used a cry it out method. I put her in her crib the night and let her cry for 2 mins, then went in for 2 mins and soothed her with a song while I rubbed her back, then left. I then let her cry for 5 mins, then repeated my soothing routine and left again. For the third time and every time following that night until she fell asleep, I went in every 10 mins to sooth her, never picking her up. If she woke throughout the night, I would do the same thing, soothing her with a little song and reassuring her that I was there, then leaving the room. The next night I did the same thing but increased the intervals to 5, 10, and 15 mins. The third night I increased the intervals again to 7, 15, and 20 mins. The first night was the hardest; it took about 2 hrs to get her to sleep, with 30 mins throughout the night a couple of times, but by the fourth night she seemed to get the deal and was asleep within 10 mins, putting herself back to sleep on her own without my intervention. She was quite a bit younger than urs, but assuming he can't get out of his crib on his own, I don't see why it wouldn't work for u also. It sounds like the issue u r having relates directly to sleeping through the night and not specifically putting him to sleep at the beginning of the night, but perhaps u can modify it so that u r doing it throughout the night. It can be hard to break these kinds of habits, but if u r firm he will figure it out and soon forget that it was ever a thing to sleep with u.

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