How do I get my son to sleep in pajamas?

Kim - posted on 10/24/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 years old and constantly sleeps naked. At times when I do get him to put his pj pants on before bed, he'll wake up during the night and strip down to nothing. I wouldn't mind him sleeping naked but he constantly climbs in bed with me and my husband, while we have shorts and t-shirts on it makes us uncomfortable when he sleeps in our bed naked. I have tried to talk to my son, but he is autistic and doesn't see the problem. Do you think I should make an issue out of this or am I over reacting?

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Sharlene - posted on 10/24/2011

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Sorry I did'nt read all of your story ,Can you show him picture cards or sight cards for him to understand.

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Sharlene - posted on 10/24/2011

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Hi , he sound's like a free spirit young men, trick is mum I never had this problem but my friend did BRIBE HIM not with lollies with toys, his favorite toys,Best of luck xx

~Jennifer - posted on 10/24/2011

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it's a sensory issue......my son does the same thing. He's actually bare-assed sitting at his computer right now (he's 6)

I just don't let it bother me. I keep a pair of sweat pants or underwear of his by my bed. If he wants to get into bed with me, he has to put them on. If he doesn't or won't, He gets escorted back to his bed.

Rules and routine take a while with Autism. Be consistent, and be patient.

Sherri - posted on 10/24/2011

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Kim I would try to explain that he either needs to keep underwear on or he can't sleep in your bed.

Kim - posted on 10/24/2011

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What makes me and my husband uncomfortable about it is when he's naked and in bed he'll start rubbing up against us and it freaks us out. Especially because he'll play with his peepee in his sleep and give himself an erection. I've tried everything to keep clothes on him or even just undies, but he'll make it half way through the night and then strip naked.

Sherri - posted on 10/24/2011

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I wouldn't worry about it. See if you can get him to keep underwear on.

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I wouldn't worry about it. He might just be hot or since he's autistic it might be something sensory.

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