22 MONTH OLD SON WILL NOT SLEEP IN HIS OWN BED WHAT DO I DO?

Kristal - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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SINCE MY SON WAS BORN HE HAS SLEEP WITH US IN OUR BED WE MOVE HIM TO HIS BED BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT HE WILL WAKE UP AND CRAWL INTO OUR BED. HE DOES NOT HAVE HIS OWN ROOM SO I CANNOT LOCK HIM IN HIS ROOM OR GATE THE DOOR. ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO KEEP HIM IN HIS OWN BED ALL NIGHT??

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Heather - posted on 03/03/2010

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if he gets up an goes into your bed just put him back into his.. everytime he gets out keep putting him back...my son pulls that almost everynight getting out of bed not over night though just when its bed time.. but yeah just keep putting him back in his bed even if he crys and screams. he'll get tired of it and stay there sooner or later.. it takes alot to deal with.. but try that

User - posted on 03/02/2010

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i agree with allison my daughter slept in my bed till she turned 2 then we put her in her own bed and lay down with her and read her a story by time the story was finished she was asleep. she would wake up and come in to us and we would get her to sleep and then take her back to her own bed she is now 4 and the only time she is inn my bed is if there is a thunder storm or 5am in the morning., but it does take time and persistance

Tylene - posted on 03/02/2010

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I think the best way to is to get him used to his own bed...you have to get him to fall asleep in his own bed and take naps in his own bed. I know it is hard, my son is such a cuddle bug and he loves to fall asleep with mommy or daddy, but it is the only way. Once he feels comfort in his own bed he won't always go to yours. Put him to bed in his bed and leave the room until you are ready for bed...eventually he will get it! Good luck.

Jackie - posted on 03/02/2010

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Nothing but persistency will work now, you started a bad habit (sorry, not trying to offend) and now it's going to take quite a while to break. Esp. where you said you are sharing the room. Sacrifice your own sleep for a while and just keep putting him back over and over again.

Erin - posted on 03/01/2010

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Just keep putting him back and stick to your guns, like the previous poster said. It's a habit you've just got to break.

Cheryl - posted on 03/01/2010

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I had to put my kids back in their own bed as soon as I realized that they were in bed with me. Even if they got into bed with us 20 times a night, I still got up immediately & put them back in their own bed. It took 1 to 2 weeks for them to learn to stay in their bed through the night, but it worked. You just have to make sure that you do not let them sleep with you again. If you do, they will think that all they have to do is keep climbing into bed with you & you'll let them stay. Good luck!

Claire - posted on 03/01/2010

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Persist! Even at a young age they learn ways of making you feel guilty and putting him back in his bed and explaining that he has his own bed with his toys will soon start to sound appealing and comforting to him. It takes about a week depending on the baby of course, but they'll soon learn they need to sleep in their bed! Also compramise too...tell him he can come into the bed in the morning but only if he sleeps in his bed at night.
Hope this helps and if i'm too late i hope all is well. cms

Allison - posted on 02/28/2010

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it is a hard one, but the best thing to do is keep putting him back in his bed. Mine just turned 3 and still gets in our bed at night, but I get him to fall asleep and put him back in his bed. Usually once he is out and put back in his bed he will stay for at least a few hours and then we doit again, but now at least once a week he will sleep in his bed until 6 or 7 am. hope this helps!

Allison - posted on 02/28/2010

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it is a hard one, but the best thing to do is keep putting him back in his bed. Mine just turned 3 and still gets in our bed at night, but I get him to fall asleep and put him back in his bed. Usually once he is out and put back in his bed he will stay for at least a few hours and then we doit again, but now at least once a week he will sleep in his bed until 6 or 7 am. hope this helps!

Allison - posted on 02/28/2010

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it is a hard one, but the best thing to do is keep putting him back in his bed. Mine just turned 3 and still gets in our bed at night, but I get him to fall asleep and put him back in his bed. Usually once he is out and put back in his bed he will stay for at least a few hours and then we doit again, but now at least once a week he will sleep in his bed until 6 or 7 am. hope this helps!

Allison - posted on 02/28/2010

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it is a hard one, but the best thing to do is keep putting him back in his bed. Mine just turned 3 and still gets in our bed at night, but I get him to fall asleep and put him back in his bed. Usually once he is out and put back in his bed he will stay for at least a few hours and then we doit again, but now at least once a week he will sleep in his bed until 6 or 7 am. hope this helps!

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