How to keep my daughter in her bed all night!?!?

Jennifer - posted on 01/03/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 3 in March. She goes to bed every night at 8:00 like clock work, but also like clockwork she will wake up at some point in the night and crawl in bed with my husband and I, causing me to not get much sleep because she kicks alot! I am also 19 weeks pregnant, so that doesnt help either. We have tried letting her sleep on her little couch that makes out into a bed, on the floor beside our bed and that worked for a while, but not anymore, she just cries. Any suggestions moms??

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Jennifer - posted on 01/05/2012

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My husband and I are all for her staying in her bed all night long. She will wake up anywhere from 12-6 and hop in bed with us. After 6 I don't really mind because we get up at 7 anyway, but I'm pregnant with baby #2 and I really need sleep, and she's preventing it. I don't really like the idea of putting the door knob cover one, I don't want to lock her in her room.

CJ - posted on 01/03/2012

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We have one of those door knob covers on my daughters door, so she can't leave her room at night. In our case it's becuase if she leaves her room, I wouldn't now it as the monitor wouldn't pick it up if she was calling for me outside her room, and our room is on a different floor, with a built in baby gate. (plus she'd be freaking out as the house would all be dark and she's afraid of the dark. We still have the problem of her waking during the night though, she just wakes me over the monitor crying instead of joining us in bed. She usually will go right back to sleep after I come up and comfort her from her bad dream, or whatever it is that caused her to wake. So I probably still get more sleep than if she joined us in bed.

April - posted on 01/03/2012

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I don't have a suggestion, but I do have the same situation. Our daughter goes to bed in her crib every night. Then, it is a 50-50 chance of her either sleeping right through to about 6am or waking up sometime between 12-5am and coming into our room. This is where the problem is: I believe she should be in her bed all night, my husband believes in letting her come in. I don't get any sleep and end up going to the couch. I have tried a few times to rock her in her room and get her back into the crib, but, honestly, I am just too tired to do this! I work fulltime, I don't have the energy to be doing this night after night, so, I have mostly caved on this issue and hope she will out grow the waking up part.

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