I am a grandmother My 2 and half year old grandaughter, is not sleeping happily in her own bed. She goes to sleep on mum mum puts down asleep and if she doesnt wake before they go to bed she comes into them like 2 - 4 am in morning and stays in there. Her Mum has just started her own family day care centre maybe she is feeling the extra attention mum is out pouring. Any suggestions to putting her to sleep in her own bed and her staying in there?

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Michelle - posted on 09/16/2011

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The best thing for Mum to do, is when she comes in during the night, pick her up and put her back to her own bed. By letting her stay with Mum she thinks it's OK. It will take a few nights but she will soon learn that she needs to stay in her own bed.

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Michelle - posted on 09/17/2011

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Because it's so late at night/early in the morning I would just put her back to bed. If she wakes just tell her it's sleep time and settle her a bit. If her door usually gets closed then close it. If she gets up again the same night just keep putting her back to bed without saying anything.

Dianne - posted on 09/16/2011

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Dear Michelle Thanks so much for your help, I will pass on to my daughter So when she puts her back does she shut the door or what is best or do u just keep putting her back and say nothing and avoid eye contact

Sherri - posted on 09/16/2011

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I agree with Michelle it is the only thing that will work if mom does not want her in her bed.

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