sleeping in with mum??

Melissa - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 21 onths, i put her in a toddler bed at 18 months as she was getting too big for her cot. although she goes to bed ok, she will get up about an hour later and refuses to go back to bed unless she gets in with me, for the quiet life i have put her in my bed so we actually get some sleep, am i doing the right thing??

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Melissa - posted on 07/08/2009

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i have tried everything, no eye contact, constantly putting her back to bed, staying beside her til she is asleep, she has her own sheets and duvet of in the night garden, her favourite but nothing will work

Tiffany - posted on 07/08/2009

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How about make it a fun experience! Maybe, let your daughter pick out some special new sheets and blankets for the bed, and pick out a special teddy bear! That way she feels like it is her own bed!

Laura - posted on 07/08/2009

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my old friend done that with her son and i think he was about 9 or 10 b4 he went in his own bed! i've just put my daughter in a bed (shes 20 months) and despite formerly going to bed at 7 like a dream, i'm now playing jack in the box every night for over an hour! I just keep putting her back with no eye contact etc, i would also be interested if any1 has any other ideas!

T_cjones108 - posted on 07/08/2009

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your bed is your bed! i would really work on getting her out of your bed! my friend is having a hard time with her 2.5yr old and sleeping in his bed! she told me dont do it! lol hope this helps :)

Nichole - posted on 07/08/2009

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I am only on my first child now but I have heard that if they get into the habit of sleeping with you then she maybe sleeping with you for quite some time and its hard to break them of that. I have a friend that has a 6 year old that will not (no matter what she does) sleep in her own bed. I would really try and get her in her bed before it's too late. Hope this helps. :)

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