2 yr old WON'T sleep in own bed..HELP!!!!

Reena - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




My 2 year old son, as of late will NOT sleep in his own bed even at nap times. He use to be such a good sleeper and slept in his own bed really well, but lately he he won't sleep anywheres but in my bed! HELP want my bed back!!!!


Kimberly - posted on 11/02/2009




I had the same issue with my oldest who is 4. I finally just asked her why she won't sleep in her bed and why she wants to sleep in mine. She told me she doesn't want to be alone. She hates being in her room by herself. But the one thing that got her to start sleeping in her bed most nights is I put a tv in her room and let her sleep with her lamp on. That has helped alot. And If that doesn't work which sometimes it still doesn't I tell her she can go to sleep in my bed but when she has fallen asleep I'm gonna move her to her own bed and thats where she has to sleep the rest of the night she agrees and that always works with her. Its a security thing with my daughter she just wants to fall asleep somewhere she feels safe. Anyway hope this was a little helpful.


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Sasha - posted on 11/21/2009




our little guy gets put to sleep every night in his toddler bed, in his room- he used to stay there until 2:00 or so, but for the past week he's been getting up and coming into our bed at like 10:30!! and yeah... we're already in bed at that time of night:) I am 9 mo pregnant, and really don't want to move at ALL- I have NO idea what we are going to do at nights when little brother arrives here soon... I think we need another bed in the boys room- that I can sleep on too if need be...

Trina - posted on 11/20/2009




Sounds like this is an ongoing issue with the 2 yr olds lol. My son is also 2 yr old, but for me I blame my husband because when our son was about 10 or 11 mo he would cry in his crib in the middle of the night. At the time we had a one bedroom apt so rather than letting him cry himself back to sleep my husband would put him in bed with us so he didn't keep him from loosing sleep. I would go to bed with him in his crib and wake up with him looking at me. Now he will go to sleep in his bed in his own room but wake up every morning at 2:00am and crawl back in bed with us. I will let him stay for an hour then its back to his room till morning.....wait.....he's up......gotta go.

Janelle - posted on 11/11/2009




I feel you there ... My 2 yr old does the same thing I'm always stuck in the middle between my son and my husband and we only have a queen size bed i wake up at least 6 time in the middle of the night to place him back into his bed only for him to wake up a couple minutes later and clime back into bed with us ... We just put up bunk beds in my daughters room hoping to god that he will sleep in there!!! last night was his first night and I'm so happy he stayed in there till at least 6 this morning but my only problem is he still wants to take a nap in our bed and fall asleep at night in our bed.. so maybe if your son has a sibling he can bunk in the same room with that might help.... I'm still working on it if u find any advice please let me know ...

Christina - posted on 11/09/2009




I know some parents are against it. But here's a few things that can help. You can put a tv in his room and before bedtime, put a movie in for him- he'll probably get tired and fall asleep watching it. Another thing that works but once again people may not agree is to put him to bed and put up a gate on his door. He'll cry for awhile, but he will wear himself out and fall asleep. It's like when they were babies and you had to teach them to sleep through the night by letting them cry for a bit. It may only take one time, it may take a week, but eventually he'll know that he'll have to go to bed in his bed.

Trinity - posted on 11/08/2009




I want my bed back too! If i insist she sleep in her onw bed she throws aweful fits that last for hours! i have no idea what the problem is!! Sorry i wasn't much help, i need answers as much as you do : )

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