how can i get my 2yr old to sleep in her own bed

Lisa - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 2yr wont sleep in her own bed an wont go to sleep by herself i have no idea what to do or try please help

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Mandy - posted on 03/24/2010

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My 3 year old still sleeps in bed with me and daddy.....sometimes if she's hogging the bed too much I'll move her to her room and she'll stay for a while but usually ends up back in bed with us later on in the night......I actually like it that way, we're co-sleepers, I figure they are only little once and soon I'll have to beg for snuggle time so I'm gettin as much as possible now. :) My 1 year old son however hates being in bed with us, he can only fall asleep if he's in his crib....I guess he likes his space. LOL....but I get plenty of snuggles in during the day. Good luck to you though.

Tenneille - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi we were having the same problem until I read " Toddler Taming". Then I got stern and let my 2yr old son know that there was no other option. We always followed the same routine, dinner, bath, stories and then we were firm with telling him it was bed time and he stayed in his bed.

Ashley - posted on 03/24/2010

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Make her room the most comfortable room and always positive, let her be in "charge" of helping with night time routine--turning off lights, turning on music, pick out books to read before bed, pick out pj's...etc.... Give her information about your timing... Mommy will read 2 books, then we can cuddle for a few minutes and then you are going to get in your bed and mommy will stay for 2 minutes then mommy is going to get ready for bed.....or have daddy/mommy #2 whoever put themto bed intead of you if this doesn't work....hugs gl

Kate - posted on 03/24/2010

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i had this problem with my oldest, i was living at home with my parents wen i had her so we had 2 share a room, as she got older she wud climb into my bed in the nite, at the time i thought it was lovely until i cudnt get her back in her own bed. I left home and got my own place, i made her bedroom like a palace but it didnt work. u have 2 b cruel 2 b kind. put her 2 bed n sit in the room with her till she goes 2 sleep, maybe read her a story or something. if the story helps maybe some story cds then after a few days move abit further away from her bed but stay in the room till she sleeps, get further n further away as the days go on till ur outside the door. this is 2 let her know ur still there but 2 give her the confidence that she can do it on her, soon u will be able 2 put her 2 bed with no more problems. im not sayin its easy, some kids get into it straight away n anothers dont. mine took about a week maybe a week and half but its well worth it in the end! DONT GIVE IN WHATEVER THEY DO. GOOD LUCK, let me know how u get on x

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