please help me!

Madu - posted on 09/09/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 7 yr old daughter will not sleep in her own room the only way is if someone sleeps with her or if she sleeps in her brother or sisters room. I have tried to put her in her own bed now but she just cries and cries and if she falls asleep she will then wake up 4-5 times during the night like a new born baby. I take her back to her room each time she does that i jyst feel so bad and i dont know what to do anymore please help me.

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Jodi - posted on 09/09/2015

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When my daughter was this age, she struggled to sleep on her own (maybe she was a little younger, but not much). She has a very active imagination, and it often turned into nightmares or very active dreams.

I threw an old cot mattress on the floor beside my bed when she was about 5. I added a pillow and blanket (she made a bit of a nest of it). When she woke at night, she just crept into our room and laid on her "nest". She felt safe because she was beside me. If she really needed me, she would wake me briefly and hold hands until she fell back asleep (often I was asleep before she was).

I don't know if this would be practical for you, but it worked for us.

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She feel comfortable sleeping with you. My son always sleep with me because he feel safe. Knowing I am there. However I understand she should sleep in her own room, maybe sleep in her room until she falls asleep.

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