How do I get my 3 going on 4 year old son to sleep in his own bed?

Brittney - posted on 11/08/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am desperate! Being a single and paranoid mom I let my son sleep in the bed with me when he was first born. I was afraid that something might happen in the middle of the night and I wouldnt be able to get to him fast enough so it would be safer to let him sleep with me. Well fast forward 3 years and he's still in my bed! His dad and I do not live together yet but will be getting married this summer and would really like for him to be in his own bed by that time. When I tried to get him to sleep in his own bed he claimed that it was "scary" and that there were "ghosts" and "shadows". What do I do? I'm tired of sharing my bed but I hate to just toss him out. And with my fiance being military he really can not afford to lose any sleep because of this when we get married. Thanks in advance for any and all advice!


Holly - posted on 11/08/2012




well, you should take him to his room, lay him in bed and read him a story, tell him good night, kiss him, and leave. if he comes out, take him back to his room, and tell him this is HIS room and he needs to sleep in his room, he is a big boy now. maybe it would make him feel better to have a night light, or leave the closet light on and closet door open a smidge.

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