How to get my son in his own bed
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Karli - posted on 05/17/2011
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.
Kimberly - posted on 05/19/2011
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.
Luisa - posted on 05/19/2011
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
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.
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