Getting my 2 year old to sleep in own bed?

Sadie - posted on 09/09/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter has just recently turned 2, she sleeps next to me at night. I want help inhelpiing her be able to sleep in her own bed in her own room? Please help.


Chet - posted on 09/09/2014




You could try moving her to a mattress on the floor in your room.

You could try putting a double bed, or double mattress in her room, laying down with her there when she goes to bed, and going in to lay down with at if she wakes up at night.

You could set up a small bed next to year bed if there is room.

All that said, we coslept with all of their children and they went to their own rooms easily when they were a little older. Our girls went to their own room together when they were 4 and 2.5, but it was too soon for the younger one. Our oldest son moved to mattress on the floor, and when he was about three he moved his mattress into his sisters' room on his own. With our forth, we put him in the double bed in the guest room when he was 3.5. He was fine with the move as long as somebody laid down with him for about a half an hour at bedtime.

Long story short, my experience has been that the move is easy if the child is ready. If you need them out before they're ready to go, make sure you need them out bad enough to make the hassle worth it. :-)

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