At what age should a child start sleeping in their own bed. My sons nearly 3 & stil bunks with me

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Dburgueno74 - posted on 08/28/2014

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I have a huge problem. My stepdaughter is 6 years old and refuses to sleep in her own bed. She's been sleeping with my husband and I since the age of 3. I have never let my children sleep in my bed, but he absolutely refuses to even try to make her sleep in her own space. I think she's too old to be sleeping with us now, but he treats her like a little baby. This is not the only issue.

Julia - posted on 09/23/2014

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If you're ready, try a little bed in your room to start the transition. We bought a little cot for my daughter when she was 2.5 to start it out. She slept on the cot next to our bed for a while, then on the cot in her own room, then she moved to her bed in her room. She's 4 now and sleeps full time in her own room.

Amanda - posted on 06/04/2010

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When ever you feel its the right time for you and your child. There is no set age, 1 is not late (to many mothers thats early).

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Julia - posted on 09/23/2014

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When you and the child feel ready. I feel like there are no rules about co-sleeping. It varies from family to family, from situation to situation, from kid to kid, even kids in the same family can do different things. You'll know when it's time. :)

Venna - posted on 06/07/2010

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we have the same challenge for our 2 yr old....she has started to sleep in her bed atleast 4 days a week, it takes time for her to gain independence, since we have allowed her to start off not sleeping in her own room.....patience is a virtue!

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When ever you feel like making the switch.
He's more then old enough to sleep in his own bed if you want.
Realize because of his age he may not think this is such a great idea right off. Be prepared for some stubborn fights over sleeping in his own room and in his own bed.
Once you get him transitioned in to his own bed you can set out some acceptable times he can come snuggle with you (say he gets up an hour before he normally does and comes for a snuggle for an hour in bed with you until wake up time).

As long as everyone is happy and getting the sleep they need all is good.

Crystal - posted on 06/07/2010

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My daughter was sleeping in her crib in the nursery when she was 11 weeks old. She is 15 months now and still sleeps through the night in her own room. It worked out well for us, but every family has different needs.

Rachel - posted on 06/05/2010

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Luckily my 1st born started to sleep in his cot from 4 months and that didn't change. My 2nd is 18 months and still doesn't sleep through the night and gets in bed with us. Am sure he will grow out of it, can't imagine a teenager wanting to sleep in with mummy and daddy, plus it goes so quickly i wouldn't change things for the world! :)

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Whatever is right for your family is fine. A child should start sleeping in his own bed whenever he (or one of his parents) wants him to be. I co-sleep w/ my 2 year old. I'm a single mom and we only have 2 bedrooms. One for his sisters and one for us.

Angie - posted on 06/05/2010

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I agree with the other poster, whenever you think the right time is. My oldest was 3 1/2 when she started sleeping on her own. It's when we were all ready. My youngest ist still in bed with us at 20 months and I have no plans of moving her anytime soon.

Diane - posted on 06/04/2010

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dang how do u get alone time with your man that way?? My son stoped sleeping with us when he was 1 and that was late. my son is 2 and loves sleeping in his bed..he kicks us out of his room when he wants to sleep..night time is me and my husband time, =]

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