How do I keep my three year old in HIS bed at night?

MELISSA - posted on 12/06/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




He keeps coming and climbing into bed with my husband and I and laying sideways all the time. I need to keep him in his own bed at night. Someone please help me!?


Nikki - posted on 12/06/2011




My 2 year old does that, you probably won't like my solution, not many people do.... I bought her a double bed and when she would come into our bedroom I would go and sleep with her. This was my last ditch effort to give my hubby some peace, he doesn't function too well when he is sleep deprived.

Anyway a few months later and I rarely need to sleep with her any more. (I would only sleep in there from about 2am - 3am onwards) In the past 2 weeks I have only slept in there once. Honestly, now I miss it! lol, so much more room and no snoring ;P

I am really not sure why it has worked, I didn't actually see it as a solution to her not wanting to sleep with us but a desperate attempt to actually sleep. Maybe it's because she has more room or maybe it's because she feels secure that I will sleep with her if she needs it, who knows?


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Minnie - posted on 12/06/2011




I was going to say sleep with him in his bed.

What Nikki said works too, buy a double and sleep with him there.

Young children don't understand the 'sacred marriage bed.' They have a strong need to still have physical contact with their parents.

Mel - posted on 12/06/2011




i had your problam my son woul not stay in his bed at night he is 7 now & willl go to bed & stayb their what i did when he came in i carried him back & said in a low voice no jamie bed jamie sleep isometimes it took 20 times before he would eventually stay in their come the morn as i was geing up he would come in for a cuddle
what i did i got posters on his wal got a chaep simple dvd player his favourite toys on his bed & i found a book carnt rember wha it was called about a child that would not stay in own bed even siting on the floor till jamie was asleep then creaping out of his room it took a few weeks in the end i got their now i realise wh he was doing it i was quite stressed at the time (domestic violance) jamie did not want to be apart from me i made my selth hide my emotions from him so he thort that i was ok it did work in the end im no frree of the ex from hell in a new & loveing happy relationship jamie calls my husband dad just hang in their it will get better what i told you worked for me hope it works for you

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