Ideas for getting my 20 month old to move from my bed to his own bed in his own room!?

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Jenny - posted on 08/29/2009

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We have a routine and we skip the milk and water in the night wakes and just give him the binky. Once he is over the binky then we were going to try the toddler bed in our room again.aNy other advice is good. The cry it out doesn't work anymore because he can crawl out of his crib now. He's been able to for months now. We let this go way to long.

Leah - posted on 08/27/2009

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I had to create a routine for my son. He gets into his jammies, a diaper change if needed, his teeth brushed, and a story read. He fought really hard the first couple days, and we had to let him cry. Soon, he got used to it, and now that is the way he prefers it. I know it is hard to hear them cry, but you need to get your bed back.

User - posted on 08/27/2009

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Ok my lovely mothers, unfortunately I think you all know the answer. I had the same issue when my daughter was about 6 months old and I moved her to her crib in her room. I would rock her to sleep and stick her in her crib. At 3am she would wake up, and for weeks I would go and get her and bring her into our bed. I soon realized she "knew" I would come recue her. So, I learned to let her "be". But I started off with letting her "be" for 5 minutes, then I would go get her. The next night I stuck it out for a little longer, and so on. Within days she would go right back to sleep on her own. Yes, it is a challage. You have to teach them to know that it's ok to be alone in your crib and go back to sleep alone. Otherwise, you are creating a disaster. She is going to be 5, then 8, then 10, then 15, still wanting to sleep with you. And by then I'm pretty sure your intimate relationship with your husband has been out the door for quite some time. As well as your relationship with yourself. JUST TRY IT. It's not going to hurt your baby, and you are doing something good for him and you. Give yourself a break already!!!

Jeanine - posted on 08/26/2009

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lol Hun when you figure this one let me know cuz my daughter is 5 and I still can not get her out of my bed lol

Tabitha - posted on 08/26/2009

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for my son i put his toddler bed beside mine at first untill he was sleepping in it wo any trouble. then when i moved his bed to his room i would put his bed covers under mine so they would have the same smell as my room and i. it took awhile but it worked

Victoria - posted on 08/26/2009

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What I did w/ my now 10 month old daughter is I would let her fall asleep in our bed, then move her to her crib. And every time she woke up, I would put her back in her crib after she's asleep again. It's kinda a painful process especially when they wake up in the middle of the night or when you are beat, but I find just being persistent w/ the child helped because then they know you won't budge or give in. I hope that works for you. Good luck!

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