My 2 year old will not sleep in her bed! Any clue how to get her to stay in bed?

Cindi - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




I put her in her bed and all night it is a fight because she comes to my bed and then I get her back to sleep and take her to her bed. It is a constant battle all night long. back and forth. Help I NEED SLEEP!!! LOL


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Cindi - posted on 10/17/2009




Thanks to everyone for there advice I will try some of these to see if they help. I am going to buy her a bed set and decorate her room."GIRLIE" Maybe that might help lol



Marlana - posted on 10/16/2009




hey sweetie, kids are so use to the feeling of us mommies around and the mommy smell what i do is put a rocker in the bed room lay my child down and i start reading a book i do this early so my childern would sleep on time and then 2 weeks later i start by moving my rocker but letting my child know i am still in the room and now my kids fall asleep while i'm reading and i can sleep in my bed too finally lol

Melanie - posted on 10/16/2009




Does she have a toddler bed or a twin? We just switched our younger toddler to a full twin, that was coming right out of her crib due to our youngest needed it. What I did was buy her , her very own bed set and doll up the whole tihng to make it her own. I made a big deal about a "big girl bed" and how proud she should be to be in it. Have you tried making her bed a really special thing for her? Play it up till she's excited about it! We had a problem for 2 days and now she can't wait to sleep in it. If it's a real problem, you can try rewarding her with stickers maybe for each night she sleeps in her own bed. I hope something helps you soon! Sorry if I wasn't much help!

Rosie - posted on 10/16/2009




I can relate to u as I had the same battle with my 1yr son. What helped was I put something of mine and his dads by his bed and one night Ibasically let him cry it out which amazingly was less than 5mins. Sometimes kids just test us and if they see we give in fast than they know how to sucker us into doing things. U just have to make her room/bed feel as comfortable as possible as if she were in ur arms or bed basically. I hope my advice helps :)

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