How do you get your child to sleep in their own bed?

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Spider - posted on 02/16/2009

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One thing I would do so that mykids would stay in their bed was to tuck them in and play a CD with soothing music they enjoyed. I would sing to them until they feel asleep and then I would go to my room.

Linda - posted on 02/16/2009

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my daughter fought with me about this since i can remember. she would come in the middle of the night. i set a night she could sleep with me all night but if she came in any other night her night or nights we picked were off. eventually i cut the nights slowly it took about ayear. you just have to be consistant.

Tracy - posted on 02/13/2009

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I need help with this as well. I have a four year old son who had problems breathing when he was an infant. He really scared me, so he's always slept with me, but at this point, he really needs to get in his own bed. To make things even more difficult, I live in a two bedroom apartment, so he has to share a room with my eight year old daughter for right now....so when he puts up a fight, he keeps her up as well.

Nicolene - posted on 02/12/2009

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dorota im trying your advice,had a rough nyt coz i had 2 take wium to his bed twice and had loads of screaming.he fell asleep eventually bt told me when he woke up he wont sleep alone tonight.im jst gona keep on trying tho!

Juliet - posted on 02/12/2009

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i also need help with this, my son is 4 years old and wants to sleep with me all the time. ive tried getting him in his own bed on his own but as a single mam its hard work as i get so tired after disturbed sleep night after night then i give in...please help

Connie - posted on 02/12/2009

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ever since i put a t.v . in my kids rooms they dont want to sleep with me , its the security of hearing voices , knowing someone is still there , when i was younger my parents put a radio in my room that works as well..

Dorota - posted on 02/11/2009

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I had this problem with my son a few years ago, but it's one of those things you need to be consistent on. I remember the first night he cried for 2 1/2 hours straight until he fell asleep and at that time we still lived in an apartment, but after 3 days of consistency, he knew that he was to sleep in HIS room and not with me. Granted, when he's sick or sometimes on the weekends we have a "slumber party" and I let him sleep with me, but otherwise he knows the rules. Consistency is key.

Nicolene - posted on 02/11/2009

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i also need an answer on this.i did the whole decorating his room,my son turnd 4 in november,bt since me and his dad divorce he refuses to sleep in his own bed,we hav been divorcd for 2yrs nw.i insure him daily that im not leaving and show him with many hugs that i love and care for him bt when night comes he is in mommy's bed.it is difficult because im in a new relationship aswell

Tammy - posted on 02/11/2009

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I need to find an answer to this, as well. Ever since October, when my daughter turned 3 and I changed her crib to a toddler bed, she insists on sleeping in my bed only. I should've put an end to it in the beginning, but unfortunately didn't.

Kirsten - posted on 02/11/2009

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If you decorate their room with things they like adn let them pick out their own sheets and pillows, that may help.  That and a really cool night light.

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