Does anyone have trouble with their child sleeping in their own bed???

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Paula - posted on 11/14/2009

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My daughter is 16 months old and is still sleeping in our bed, we tried in the past to convert her back to her crib, which took two long nights of letting her cry till she finally put herself to sleep (that was really hard on me) and then it worked. She was sleeping all through the night in her own crib until she got really sick, which my husband and I put her back in our bed to help monitor her and ever since then that is where she has stayed. We put her to bed every night in her crib and she sleeps about 1 to 2 hours and then wakes up, stands and lets out a full cry for us to come get her, which we have. Please advise on what we should do to get her back in her crib and not let her constant cries upset me. She cries so much and so hard that it sounds like she is tearing her throat up by doing so, which makes me almost cry in my bed listening to her through the monitor.

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I started day one with my daughter sleeping in her own bed. I never have started sleeping with Mommy because of this problem mentioned. But, I nannied a kid who did this, and the parents made up an "awards" chart. She got a little marble in a designated small jar (they used a votive candle holder) for every night that she slept in her own bed. When she did not sleep in her own bed, a marble was removed. When the jar was filled, she was rewarded. This reward could be either a new toy, a trip to her favorite place to eat, etc. It really helped her a lot.

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My daughter is over 2 years old & will be 3 soon. She still sleeps in bed w/us. I know it's going to be a hard habit to break.

Jaime - posted on 10/26/2009

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YES my daughter starting getting out of her crib so we put her in a big girl bed---BIG DRAMA every night. she doesn't want to sleep keeps getting up. BTW she was the perfect sleeper up to this point (7pm - 7am). exhausting but everytime she gets up a march her back into her room....we tried almost everything---the latest is i tell her if she goes to sleep and does not get up there will be a surprise for her in the morning. I started with a new doll and have worked my way down to stickers. so far soooo good

Cheryl - posted on 10/26/2009

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Okay, it's been awhile since I had this problem, but you could also try to just lay down with him in his bed for a while or read to him while he is in his bed, then go to your room.

Samantha - posted on 10/26/2009

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Have a early wake up call then be sure they take an earlier nap. the last part of the day make sure you tier your child out that way they will be actually tired and then they shouldn't care where they sleep. That has worked for us so far. Josh is 2 and just got his twin bed not to long ago. There are times that Our cocker spaniel, me and Josh end up all in his twin bed but I figure at least he is in his own bed not mine! ;-) I'm sure that sill end up being an issue later. Try getting a cool night light or Lava lamp. Getting a special teddy bear or if you have a pet teach them to seep with your lil one. Hope this helps.

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