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

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I had a 6yr old daughter who won't sleep in her bed. I did everything and even bribed her with new toys and she still sneakes into my or my sons room to sleep in our beds. I don't know what to do,

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Tiffany - posted on 08/09/2009

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Random thought here, but my daughter does the same thing, I asked her why and she replied that her bed was not as comfy as mine. New mattress and bed clothes has seemed to fix the problem

Jeanne - posted on 08/07/2009

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My daughter who is know 5 has never liked to sleep in her room. Someone suggested to me to repaint her room so I took her to the store and let her pick it out and changed her room decor and amazingly it worked. Every few months she wants the bed position changed but it is woth the work to have her sleep in her bed.

Shannon - posted on 08/07/2009

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Ok this is going to sound weird but i too have had this problem with my 5yr old. I went to see a sleep specialist and she told me to put a baby gate in the doorway of my daughters room. I know your thinking she would just climb over it but the thought is that they see it there before they go to bed and when they wake up in the middle of the night it stops them from just freely walking out. My daughter now sleeps in her own room! Worth a try!!

Laura - posted on 08/07/2009

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It took me awhile to get my son to sleep in his room by himself. He does now. I have a nightlight for him and he has his blanky and all his stuffed animals around him. I let him put up his pictures and posters to make it his room and so he is comfortable. I used to lay down with him sometimes until he fell asleep, then get out of his room. I read him a story and told him that I love him very much, talk about the day, I say goodnight to him, give him a big hug and kiss on the cheek. Check on her in awhile when you know she is asleep. It will take awhile. When he was a toddler I used to put on some soft music, to help him relax. If she gets up in the night ask her if she had a nightmare, if not then gently guide her back into her bed, and say goodnight with a hug and kiss and I love you.

Shelly - posted on 08/07/2009

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I just recently started reading Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Weissbluth. I bet it has a solution. It is a great book...changed our lives.

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