daughter still sleeping in bed with mom

Tabatha - posted on 10/04/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Ok my almost 4yr old daughter has been sleeping in the same bed with me for a long time now and its only me and her she has a toddler bed of her own but refuses to sleep in it how do i get her to sleep in her own bed...

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Amy - posted on 10/05/2009

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i had the same problem it was just me and my son he is now 4 and is startin to sleep in his bed. i would wait till he fell asleep and then put him in his bed at night. then he kept gettin up in the middle of then night and end up back in my bed so i took his mattress and put it on the floor at the end of my bed so now he sleeps in his bed the whole night he wakes up just to look around then back to sleep. try that maybe she dont want to be by herself

Heather - posted on 10/05/2009

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Good Luck! I went through the same thing with my daughter. I let her sleep in her own bed in my room for a while then gradually moved her bed to her room and decorated it the way she wanted and made it fun for her.

Michelle - posted on 10/04/2009

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get an air mattress and have her sleep in her bed and sleep on the floor next to her til she is used to sleeping in her own room. then only lay there til she falls asleep and then go to your own room. she might come to your room in the middle of the night a few times, but bring her back to her room and put her back to bed. then put away the air mattress and only do the bedtime routine. make sure she is tired when you put her to bed. i learned this from the American Baby magazine. haven't had a chance to utelize it yet but will if it comes to it. and make sure to explain to her like Kathryn said, big girls sleep in their own beds and give her a special something in the morning if she makes it through the night in her own bed. i.e. a special breakfast or a sticker on a chart and when the chart fills or she goes a week in her own bed then get a little toy or something.

JACQUIE - posted on 10/04/2009

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I may not be much of help because I have the same problem but I have 2 in my bed with my husband and I. A 5 and a 4 yr old(boys). I have a 1 yr old but he sleeps in his crib and I refuse to make the same mistake again. Although at one point, I put them in their beds and sat in there and read them a story. I then stayed in there everynight sitting for a few minutes and less and less until I was out of there. It did work but I didn't stick with it, I let them back in. I know this isnt right but they would rather sleep on the couch than in their room but sometimes I just let them so i can have a bed to myself. The other mom was right though-stick with it and do the big girl thing. It will be tough but the outcome is worth it. Just be persistant. I am sure you will do it, it just may take some time. Good Luck!!!

Kathryn - posted on 10/04/2009

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do not let her in bed with you. you have to explain to her that she is a big girl and that big girls sleep in their own beds. if she crawls into bed with you in the middle of the night just take her back to her bed (provided you wake up).

Kathryn - posted on 10/04/2009

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do not let her in bed with you. you have to explain to her that she is a big girl and that big girls sleep in their own beds. if she crawls into bed with you in the middle of the night just take her back to her bed (provided you wake up).

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