How can I get my 13 month old to stay sleeping in her own bed?

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I read in a magazine once about this approach and I tried it and it worked! When my son was 10 months old, he would NOT go to sleep without mommy being in the same room as him. And at the time we only had one bedroom, but I would try to leave him on his own and I would go into the living room or wherever. Anyhoo, this article had different steps to take. First, start by sitting by the babies crib but not too close (I sat on my bed) and whisper good night things until they go to sleep. (in your case you need to do this in their room) Do this for about 3-5 nights so they get used to the idea. Then move onto step #2, stand or sit by the door of the room and don't say anything at all, just sit there. Do that for another 3 days or so and then on the last step, try to put them to bed and walk out of the room.

I know this isn't word for word what the article said...it's been 4 years ago lol, so I'm trying to remember it by memory. I hope this might give you some ideas to help with your child :-) Good luck!!

Natasha - posted on 07/23/2009

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or do as i do and get in with her till she back a sleep but wen you get out you may need a ted or blankit to hug up to her so as she dont feal lonly in bed wen you leav

Natasha - posted on 07/23/2009

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be furm and keep puting her back in her bed if she sleeps a lot in the day try waking her a litl erly from her naps so she is sleepey at bed time (if ur like me its the easey opshen to let them get in with us and i have to get in with my 4 yrold so as she stays in her bed wen she wakes in the night, if i had bin a bit furmer wen she was yunger i might not be doing it naw!) good luck

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