How do I get my 3 yr old outta my bed?!

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Amy - posted on 01/11/2010

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You can also try putting the child in bed and sit on the floor looking away from them and not engaging in conversation at all. No matter what. Then each night do the same thing but scooting closer and closer to the door until you are able to put them in bed and they just stay there. It may take some time but it works.

Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2010

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Thanks, I sure hope this helps! I knew it would probably come down to escorting her back alot, Bayleigh is very headstrong too,so i'm sure it will be a battle. I'll keep you posted and let you know how it goes! Thank you so much!

Jessica - posted on 01/11/2010

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I went thru this with my daughter. I breastfed her and would keep her next to me in bed. When I was ready to have her sleep in her own bed, she told me that my bed WAS her bed. Ugh. Well we got her a toddler bed (she was 3 too). You have to have more will power than your child. Mine is VERY headstrong.

I first told her she was too big for my bed. There was no longer any room. (she protested) and then I told her she had a bed and that's where she'd sleep. I got bedding special for her, got a night light, I'd read her any story she picked at night, and let her pick one stuffed animal to sleep with. After the story I'd kiss her (she'd cry and protest) and I'd tell her goodnight and I love her.

She would come into my room like 20 times in one night and try to come to my bed. Oh man, I was SLEEPY, but since my husband works and needed to sleep, I would get up with her and tuck her back in. I didn't feel like I was making any progress with her, so I sweetened the pot for her. I told her if she would sleep in her bed all night I'd take her to Chuck E. Cheese. Each time she'd get up I'd say let's tuck you back in your bed so you can go to Chuck E. Cheese tomorrow and she'd reluctantly go back to sleep in her bed.

I took her to Chuck E. Cheese the next day for lunch and hyped up that she was big and slept in her own bed and how happy that made me. The next week or so each night instead of promising Chuck E. Cheese, I told her she was big and sleeps in her own bed. I had to get up maybe 10 times each night to escort her back, but by about a week or two she was sleeping thru the night in her own bed and didn't even protest at bed time. She has been sleeping in her own bed since right after Easter and now when she gets sleepy she puts herself in her bed. She LOVES her bed.

Sorry this was so long winded, but I really want you to succeed and it worked for me so I HOPE it works for you.

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