Leylani - posted on 02/18/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'm expecting our third child. Our daughter, 17mths, sleeps in her room in a crib. Our son, 2 1/2yrs old, has a toddler bed, but refuses to fall asleep in his room alone. So we have a routine, he falls asleep on the couch, and we move him to his room...well, after a few hours, he comes running into our room. Needless to say, we most often do not have alone time, because soon after, we get a visitor in our bed. We try to be cool about it, and think, this is only going to last a couple more years, but honestly...I can't do it anymore. I love waking up to my son's adorable smile, and hugs, and so does my fiance, but we can't sleep.
Our little booger is a restless sleeper...kicks, turns, rolls, you name it. Not to mention, he loves to play with my hair, so I don't sleep because he's always tugging at me, and he gets right under my back, so I can't roll over. When he gets back to sleep, we'll sneak him back into his room, but then a few hours later, he's running back to our bed.
I know we started these bad habits, and we've played along, but we can't keep going like this...especially with the new baby soon to arrive. I need advice...how can we get our toddler to fall asleep in his bed, and stay in his bed...ALL NIGHT LONG?!
PLEASE GOD HELP ME OUT.