Melissa - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
For months now, I have been struggling with my 6 year old daughter to get her to sleep in her own bed. She keeps wanting to sleep in bed with me at night. I have tried putting a tv in her room so she could watch cartoons while going to sleep. Didn't work. I have tried new sheets/bed - she picked them out. Didn't work. I have tried just making her lay in her own bed. She sits there and cries and cries for two hours. In the meantime, she keeps trying to get out of her room. Each time, I calmly walk her back in there. I can't keep doing this 2 - 3 hours each night. I need my sleep too! She starts getting ready for bed at 7:30 and then its supposed to be in bed by 8:00. I am ready to pull my hair out! Last night, I compromised and let her sleep on the couch in the living room. It worked until about 2:00 in the morning and then in my room she came! I have even tried locking my bedroom door so she doesn't come in while we are sleeping and she will stand outside and yell "Mommy?, Mommy?". What do I do????
PS need to add that I am a single mom!! :)