Sleeping in her own bed??

Jennifer - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter won't sleep in her own bed all night long. She goes to bed every night at 8:00. She wakes up in the middle of the night sometime after midnight and decided she wants to get into bed with her daddy and I. Not that I mind sleeping with her but I'm 9 months pregnant, and we only have a queen size bed so there's not much room and I don't get sound enough sleep. She goes to bed just fine by herself. I'm just concerned that once the baby gets here it's going to be really bad. I need suggestions on how to keep her in her own bed all night long.


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Last night my eight-year-old came to my bed and wanted to climb in and I just told him to go back to his own bed. It's good not to make a big deal of it or even try to talk too much about it, because I know that I sleepwalk and I suspect my son does too, so talking to him about it doesn't do much. I asked him if he remembers coming to me last night, and he said "no". She'll probably stop doing it after a while, if you don't let her climb in with you, but even if she continues, she needs to get used to being in her own bed. Check to make sure she has the right amount of blankets and her bed is comfortable. She may simply prefer your bed to hers, in which case you can make her bed more appealing. Best of luck with this!


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Katherine - posted on 05/05/2012




My 3 year old will NOT sleep alone either. She has never slept in her own bed. She just won't do it. And then I get worried if I let her. How silly is that? Because if I lay with her until she falls asleep she will stay in her bed. I'm just scared she'll fall down the stairs or something. We don't have the right gate for the stairs.

I agree with Serena. Just lead her back to bed and don't make a big deal out of it.

Serena - posted on 05/04/2012




My 3 year old used to do that when she was 2. I also found out I was pregnant and realized I needed to do something before the baby came. I found that it was just easier to calmly walk her into her own bedroom and with as few lights on and words tell her it's time to bed and that she's a big girl who sleeps in her own bed at night. Try not to make a big deal of it but be consistant.
Good Luck!

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