sleep in own bed

Heather - posted on 02/18/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my little girl is 1 and she has now insited on sleeping with me how do i get her to sleep in her own bed?

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Kelly - posted on 02/18/2009

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My oldest daughter tried that with me from the time she was about 15 months old but the bottom line is to make it clear that u have ur own sleep places and thats where u each belong, if they try put them back to their own bed, if the darkness is an issue give them a nightlight, have them have their fav toy always and read them a bok and cuddle before bed so they have that special quiet time, make it a pos. routine and things will improve, if need be only allow them to come to bed with u when u say its ok to start off and then only when "real" night mares happen because this is normal for them to want mom, eventualy things will fall into place, good luck!



 

Tasha Dee - posted on 02/18/2009

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Yea it's tough, especially when they are young, it is hard to say no sometimes. For my son, using the lines like "be a big boy" helped. I found also that letting him stay with me in my room up until bedtime helped too. 'Cause at the end of the day all they want is to be with you. Be for warned though, it's a battle you have right up until her tweens. . .every now and then my son still asks to sleep in my room. . .



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Amanda - posted on 02/18/2009

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u sorta have to be strong w/ it and not give in... when its bed time its bed time no matter how many time s she get up put her back or if she s still in her crib let that baby cry i promise she will fall asleep. i know harder said than done..but seriously gotta take care of it now or u ll have a child alway s sleeping w/ u 4 years frm now..Be strong and done give in...

Sarah - posted on 02/18/2009

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i still have trouble with my lil gut. but someone told me what worked for them, is that if your child wants to be by you in your room, only allow them to do it by placing their sleeping bag ON THE FLOOR next to you that way. in time, children will love their warm comfy bed!

Marcella - posted on 02/18/2009

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Quoting Heather:

sleep in own bed

my little girl is 1 and she has now insited on sleeping with me how do i get her to sleep in her own bed?


I know it sounds obvous but you just have to be really firm with her and do it. My friend let her liitle girl away with it and now age four she still tries to get in beside her every night even though her mum has a new partner

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User - posted on 02/27/2009

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I still remember how difficult it was when one of my children went through that! It took several nights of putting him back in his bed when he got up and listening to him cry. The first night he cried for hours! It broke my heart. I sat outside his bedroom in the hall and cried too! But if you stay loving but firm she will learn.  Make a special bedtime ritual. We used to have bath and story time. It will get better! Stay strong. :-)

Kerry - posted on 02/27/2009

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I have the same problem. Since the breakup with his father, my 7 year old wants to sleep with me. I have stayed firm in saying no, so now in the middle of the night, he drags a pillow and blanket in, and sleeps on the floor next to me. I would think he would want his comfy bed, but it isn't working.

Mallory - posted on 02/24/2009

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I am having the same problem but i am only 19 and me and my 19month old share a room. She will not sleep in her own bed and if she does she will wake up in the middle of the night screaming and it takes me at least 1 hour to just calm her down. It is so bad she even does this at her dads house too. I have tried the telling her to go to sleep and letting her cry but she will set up and just look at my bed and put her arms out or i will take a shower and come out and will find she is waiting for me. And the only time i got it to work i felt so bad because all throught the night i could hear her sniffling like she was still crying. If anyone has any other ideas i would really like to hear.

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sleeping with your children is natural and needed for everyone when there has been disruption in their lives. I co-sleep with my daughter, she is still breastfeeding and I dont see anything wrong with it. She will only be so young and then she will grow up and be out of my bed! My older son co-slep with me when he was younger and he sleeps in his bed and has been since he was 2 1/2 years old!!

Crystal - posted on 02/24/2009

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Girl, I made that mistake also. I needed to sleep and it was just easier to nurse and my son would sleep longer with me. Now he won't sleep in his crib....what information have you receieved?

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