how to get a 2 and 4 year old to sleep in there own bed!!!!

Jessica - posted on 07/31/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My kids will not sleep in there own bed. They want to fall asleep in my bed then i move them to thiers. I want them to be able to fall asleep in thier bed. Any suggestions. I have tried sitting and reading a book before.....

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Briget - posted on 08/03/2010

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I have a 2 and 4 year old and they never want to sleep in there own beds, I suggest doing something special in there room like glow in the dark stars or figures and tell them it is there very own and they get them for sleeping in there beds. My boys loved the idea I still sing to them every night but they are better about sleeping in there own beds. It doesnt have to be the glow in the dark stars just what I used.

Sharron - posted on 08/02/2010

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My daugther is 2 and my son 4. First we put them in the same room but each in their own bed. At night we read to them and then they can put on their night lights and look trough a book. Before long both is asleep in their own beds.

Sasha - posted on 08/02/2010

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let them sleep with your blanket or a sweater you wear its the smell of mum they want for comfort my mom had to do that with me and i did that with my son and he was sleeping in his own bed after 2 days

Colette - posted on 08/02/2010

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No Attention Returns, Supernanny's method. When they get out of bed you put them back, no eye contact, no talking, don't even acknowledge them. It's hard work and I did spend a week sitting on the stairs in the evenings (read a good book) but the reward for the sake of a few difficult evenings is years of quiet easy bedtimes. I did this with my son when he was 2 and he is 6 now and I have never had problems getting him to bed since. You teach them that getting out of bed will only result in them being put back and that they are not going to get any attention so it's not worth their while to keep getting up. He did go through a faze of sleeping on my bedroom floor because he knew if he woke us up he would be put back to bed, this worried me, but we just chucked the scatter cushions on the floor and a fleece blanket and he snuggled up there only for a few nights, again it wasn't worth the effort of getting up so he didn't bother in the end.

Marisa - posted on 07/31/2010

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i bought my son a nightlight and put it right next to his bed. i explained to him that he is a big boy and needs to sleep in his own bed. the first night he was super excited about sleeping in his room that he was in bed by 8!! he has been sleeping a lot better

Amanda - posted on 07/31/2010

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When my daughter was younger(she is 2 now) she would never sleep in her own bed she would always wake up and come to mine so what i did was got her a twin size bed and i just lay with her until she falls asleep and she stays there the entire night.. only occasionally waking up and coming in my room then i just make her go lay back down and it may take like 2 minutes for her to be out again.

Starr - posted on 07/31/2010

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I hope u find some good suggestions. I am wondering the same thing. I have a 2 1/2 yr. old that will not stay in her bed. Im willing to try new ideas that have worked for others.

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