How to get my son in his own bed

Belinda - posted on 05/17/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 in june 14th and still wakes up every night to climb in bed with me. What can I do to get him to sleep in his own bed with out him waking up?

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Karli - posted on 05/17/2011

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My 4 yr old does this every few months for a couple of weeks. I have noticed that if we let him stay with us, he'll do it every night (or at 5:00am) but if we take him back to his room and tuck him back in, after a few nights he'll sleep through the night again. Try taking him back to his own bed and don't let him get into yours. If you hear him get up, head him off at the door and direct him right back to bed. Tell him that he has to stay in his own bed and he has to stay sleeping. It might help.

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Karla - posted on 05/22/2011

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I agree with everyone above....a friend also recommends putting a night light in their room AND make sure the rest of the house is pitch dark. That way maybe he'll be too scared to leave his room.

Susan - posted on 05/22/2011

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Stick to a routine bath bed read a story then each time he gets up put him back in his own bed. Will soon accept this x

Carol - posted on 05/20/2011

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I would try putting Young Living's Lavender or Peace and Calming on the bottom of his feet before bed. I have two young grandsons and we do this every night and they sleep through the entire night.

Kimberly - posted on 05/19/2011

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repitition, repitition, is what i would have to go with each time he crawls in you put him back in his own bed. thats what my parents did to me when i always wanted to sleep in my sisters room. lol at that age i was in my own room and i got scared alot my parents would put me back in my room each time i left, i would say it worked lo. it took liek what it seemed forever but i got it lol.

Jacque - posted on 05/19/2011

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You just have to be consistant and put him back in his own bed every time. Supernanny is a good show to watch on that on.

Luisa - posted on 05/19/2011

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I have the same issue, we may get 1 out of 7 nights that my son sleeps through the night. I think his thinking is that when he wakes up it must be morning so he comes in for a cuddle. However at 3am his love is not really appreciated. I just put him straight back to bed and tell him it's dark and he needs more sleep which he usually happy to do however would like to have some full nights sleep. I am looking for some interesting suggesions from other mums. Good luck!

Susan - posted on 05/19/2011

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Karli is right. You need to take him right back to bed as soon as he comes into your room. I would have a talk with him before he goes to bed on the night you decide to start returning him to bed explaining how things are going to change. That he is a "big boy" now, and that he needs to sleep in his own bed all night long. If he is coming into your room because he is afraid, I would give him some comfort measure. Our youngest son has a stuffed animal that activates night lights, but another friend of ours made "monster-be-gone" spray for her son to use every night before bed. A little bit of lavender scented oil mixed in water, and put in a spray bottle. Then they "spray" the room at night before bed where ever he says monsters come in the night. If it is simply that he is waking up, and can't get back to sleep, then you will just have to tough it out with him for several nights and put him back to bed as soon as he arrives in your room. It shouldn't take him long to break the habit.

Kim - posted on 05/19/2011

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try a night light or a favorite stuff animal .... but as crazy as it sound it will be a fight but you need to get up and put him back to his own bed . Good luck

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