Monsters in the night

Jodie - posted on 07/23/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 4 year old daughter keeps waking up in the night saying she's scared in her room because of Monsters. I tell her that their not real and their just on TV, and there's nothing to worry about. I'll give her a cuddle and wait till she feels better then I'll go back to bed. Any Advice on how to deal with this monsters thing?

Many thanks in advance.

Jodie x

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Tatiana Lee - posted on 07/24/2013

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if your daughters guluble try this :
i would suggest getting a paint brush and empty bottle. dip the paint brush in the bottle and start to paint in a casual aditude over and around her bed. let her catch you doing so and when she asks you what your doing say your putting a force field around her bed.
if your daughters not guluble try this :
for every week (or day, ur choice) she stays in bed, give hher a treat like a fifty-fifty bar. that's what I did.
remember to have fun,
tati

Michelle - posted on 07/24/2013

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The only thing that has helped with all my kids is a "Monster spray". I get a spray bottle with a bit of lavender oil mixed with water and spray it around the room and in the cupboards when I put them to bed. They watch me and make sure I get all the right spots and then they sleep soundly.
With my daughter it was crocodiles instead of monsters but the spray still worked. I only had to do it a couple of nights.

Lindsey - posted on 07/23/2013

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Maybe get her a special stuffed animal to make her feel protected.
Or make a "monsters keep out" sign and put on her door

Dana - posted on 07/23/2013

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My kids are afraid of the dark so we leave the hall light on for them as a night light and let them listen to somr quite music to distract to from whatever their afraid of, plus we read them a book before they go to bed to get their mind on something else.

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