How do i get a 2yr to stay in her own bed in her own room @ night?

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User - posted on 10/01/2009

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i put a stair gate across my 2yr olds door, it was mainly because of the stairs, but it works. he also knows that as long as he is quiet he can play with his toys before he goes to sleep. he normally falls asleep with a book on his face, but he rarely gets out of bed unless he has a bad dream. so put a gate across the door!

Mercedes - posted on 10/01/2009

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I have 3 year old twins and my son did the same thing. My solution was buying a bunkbed. my daughter slep on the bottom she doesn't get up and my son up top. I put the bed against the wall and put safety rails up on the other side. problem solved. now he doesn't get in my bed because he can't

Nicole - posted on 10/01/2009

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Supernanny does the "stay in bed" trick: The first time they come out, you put them back and say "Bedtime, darling." The second time you put them back and say " Bedtime". The third or more times they come out you say nothing and just put them back to bed. It may take a while but eventually they get it. They learn Mommy means business and they'll stop coming out.

Janet - posted on 10/01/2009

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I put a movie on for my twin two-year-old girls to watch. I turn off the lights, turn on the night lights, and read a magazine while I sit in the rocking chair in their room. I just wait them out until they fall asleep, then I turn off the t.v. and go back to my bed to go to sleep. Sometimes one of them wakes up in the middle of the night and comes looking for me, so i'm thinking of getting her a cd with soothing sounds to play while she sleeps so she can stay asleep through the night.

Tina - posted on 10/01/2009

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I have tried that.. no luck and most of the time i dont know she in the my room til the next morning... she dont really cry she just makes sure i am still there..

Alison - posted on 10/01/2009

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Sometimes just spending a little extra time with her in her bedroom, reading to her can help. Also every night pick a stuffed animal with her to sleep with in her own bed and tell her it needs to stay there, explaining also that her room is their home, and they would feel very lonely if they were left alone. Really the biggest thing is time, because almost all toddlers are like that. :)

Tina - posted on 10/01/2009

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yeah she has had a lot of chance in the last yr... she potty trained her self wen she had strap throat and was throwing up alot... and that was great and now i wish i could get her to do this... only thing i am glad for is that she in not getting in MY bed any more... i only have a double bed and that gets kind of small wit a kid! lmao.. but i have tried to reward her for sleepin in her own bed but the next night she is back in my room...

Rachel - posted on 10/01/2009

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oh yeah i wish i could help you nut my 6 year old still gets in my bed i think they want the comfort of being with there mom

Tina - posted on 10/01/2009

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Belle will sleep in there one night and then the next she is in my room... i have her a bed in my room so she wont get in the bed wit me... i thought about takin it out and see if that helps but i am afraid if i do she will just wanna get in the bed wit me..

Niki - posted on 10/01/2009

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i wish i knew :( we are trying tough love on our 2 sons at the mo...last night was a success! when they came in we made up a juice and took them back to bedroom and put on a dvd....they went til 7am!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erica - posted on 10/01/2009

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We still have Alexis in a crib because she won't stay in her bed. That's the only thing I know. She has a CD player in her room that plays soft music to help ease her to sleep.

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