how do i keep them from sleeping with me?

Nadia - posted on 04/09/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have twins who will be turning 5 in July. I live alone and is the only one raising them as well. The wake up in the middle of the night and crawl into bed with me EVERY night. I really want this to end since it makes me lose sleep and is just quite annoying. I was thinking of getting a lock put on my door but I do live in an apartment building. Also they are taking melatonin, the only thing that helps with is getting them asleep..not staying. Advice?

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Paula - posted on 04/09/2012

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My two year old twins do the same thing. I don't know what to do about it either. I hate to have to shut them out of my room because they get upset and cry for their mommy. At some point I am going to have to work on a solution so I will be following this thread to see what people suggest for you.

Nadia - posted on 04/09/2012

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I don't even wake up when they come into my room and that is the only thing I have heard of doing is putting them back in bed. Kinda hard when you notice when you have to be up anyway. The reasons they ever tell me of why the come into my bed is because they miss me, they don't want to be alone or they just want to sleep with me. They also have night lights but they wont even let me turn the light off when they go to bed. I go in and turn it off after they go to sleep. I will try the shirt thing though.

Michelle - posted on 04/09/2012

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Unfortunately this may lead to a few sleepless nights for you but when they get up walk them back to their rooms and tuck them back in and explain that big (girls or boys ) sleep in their own beds this is mommies bed. Just keep doing it until they stop coming in also talk to them about why they come into your room could be something simple that you can do like a night light or using a shirt that smells like you over their pillows. They might surprise you and get the point really quick and quit joining you.

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