keepin toddler to stay sleepin in his bed at night?

Yesenia - posted on 01/17/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




how do i get my toddler to want to sleep in his own bed and not in mines and how do i get him to stay there thro out the night?


Erica - posted on 01/17/2010




I didn't think my daughter would ever sleep in her own bed. She is 3 now and does very well. We tuck her into her bed and let her take a book or two with her. She is allowed to read herself to sleep. She was getting up in the middle of the night and coming in our room. We started to put a baby gate up in her doorway before we went to bed at night. She still woke up for a couple of nights and would cry at her door, but eventually would climb back into her own bed and fall back asleep. Now we don't have to put up the gate. Hope you find something that works for you soon.

Rachel - posted on 01/17/2010




Ours wanted to sleep with us all the time too, so we put the toddler bed beside our bed and after they went to sleep we would move them to it, and they'd wake up in it. Now they immediately go to their own bed to sleep. We got our daughter a dora bed, and she couldn't wait to sleep in it, so having a bed, or blankets they pick out really helps the transition.

Laura - posted on 01/17/2010




the best way is to get his favorite caracture bedding so he likes his bed, and then everytime he gets up keep putting him back it mite take up to 2hrs first nite but if u dont back down he will just go 2 sleep, it will take even less time on 2nd and 3rd nite and then he should just stay there and sleep no problem, it has worked for my 2-1/2 year old son hope it works for you xx wishing you all the luck laura xx p.s the first time you go to put him back say " its bedtime darling" second time "bedtime" third time dont say anything xx

Luana - posted on 01/17/2010




Hi ,after fighting with both my boys for a whole year on this subject,i ended up having to do something that broke my heart but after 2 nights it worked!!! they were 31/2 by then but what i did is ,i told them that from now on they could not sleep in my bed during the night anymore. Then when they would try to sneek in my bed (each at a time) i would calmly say :no,remember, mom told you ,you can't sleep in here ,you have your ownbed and i would bring them back in their beds. then when they would come back i told them if they came back again they would go in time out until they were ready to go back to their onw bed. that's what i did when they came back again .i would put them where i could see them but they could also see me in MY bed triyng to sleep.It was so hard .because they eventually would lie on the floor and they looked cold and they would stay there for the longest time ,it would break my heart! but after two nights of barely sleeping(because both twins would do that) they stoped and now ,they're five, and they have a digital alarm clock in their room and they can only come join us when it's 7. at three ,it was when the sun was up. Good luck!


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Erika - posted on 01/18/2010




Hi Yesenia,
I also suggest getting bedding or a stuffed animal that your son will like. I took my son to build a bear and had him choose his own bear. He is a happy camper, he actually looks forward to go to sleep with his bear.
Hope this helps a bit.

Hope thi

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