I need advice to get my 14 month old to sleep in his own bed.

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He will sleep in his own bed to take a nap but will not sleep in his own bed at night. Help!

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Minpgaffney - posted on 06/28/2011

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sorry to tell you most toddlers don't like to sleep in there bed at night, but if you let him fall to sleep first and lay him in his bed it may work. i thin its night time that most small children would rather be close to mom and dad!1 Good luck its a great transtion and be consistent.

Sandy - posted on 06/26/2011

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Some of the work I do is helping parents with sleep issues with their kids. It can take a few days but works like a charm. It is a gradual process of settling them into their bed w/o talking or attention. Feel free to contact me at sandy@lovingfamilies.biz to walk you through it.

Holly - posted on 06/24/2011

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My daughter has Twilight Turtle & loves it! Along with some lullaby music might help as well. When we switched our daughter from our bed to her own, I put her in her bed the 1st night, that lasted about 5 minutes, took her bak to bed with me. The 2nd night it lasted about 15 minutes, the 3rd night an hour, & so on. In about a week she was sleeping through the night in her own bed. Good luck!

Emily - posted on 06/23/2011

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Maybe he's just not ready. I was not able to get my daughter to sleep in her bed until closer to 2 years old. Every child is different. I would just try again in a few weeks/months. Don't listen to the scare tactics of some people "you'll never get your kid out of your bed, you have to do it now!" trust me, your baby will NOT want to sleep with you forever. 14 months is still really young in the scheme of things.

Diane - posted on 06/23/2011

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maybe it is too dark at night. Get him a favorite character night light that is pretty bright. Also try laying in his room a little while and talk about why he does not want to sleep in there. Do not say, why will you take nap but not sleep at night, he may stop nap in room. Hope this helps. Diane

Tamara - posted on 06/23/2011

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maybe a night light, or some sort of white noise?

That may help him rest more comfortably.

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