Sleep in his own bed?

Dawn - posted on 04/06/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have custody of my husbands nephew.. I was wondering if anybody knows a good remedy to get him to sleep by himself.. He has been tossed around from family member to family member ... hopefully we can keep him . but he is very uncomfortable sleeping by himself. other than that he has no other issues.. any help would be greatly appreciated .


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Diane - posted on 04/07/2009




Hi Dawn-
Kudos to you and your husband for stepping in to help out your nephew. Kids most importantly need to know where they're wanted :)
I'm afraid I won't be of much help on the bed issue- we co-slept, and for the most part, let the children decide when to move on. They did, and looking back, the time flew, so he will eventually feel secure enough to sleep by himself.
We have 7 kids and we did keep a made up crib mattress under our bed for when it was a crowded night with mom and dad. Maybe he'd feel safe enough to be nearby in the same room?
Let us know how it goes.

Rachelle - posted on 04/06/2009




Well I will be no help since we just moved and my 3 yr old wont sleep in her own room right now so i just put a todler bed mattress on my floor so I could get some sleep.  I was up like 20 times a night before that with her screaming.  I expect it to be a slow process!! 


I wish you much luck!!!

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