Ending up in my bed.

Jennifer - posted on 11/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 4 in Jan. she still ends up in my bed everynight. Will she stop before to long or is there something else I can do?

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Kara - posted on 11/04/2009

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Do you mind? Cause my son (2 years old) comes and gets in bed with me every morning around 5 for some cuddle time and I don't mind that. I assume that he will eventually outgrow it...most teens don't do that :) If you do mind then the only answer is to put her back in her bed and be consistent about doing it every time. It will suck for a while but eventually she will understand. Just be firm and consistent. But if you don't mind right now, I bet she will eventually outgrow it.

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Elisha - posted on 11/05/2009

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My children never slept with me. I have a 2yr old son and a 3month old daughter... The way I got him to sleep in his room was easy, as I'm sure it was for you. Keeping your daughter in her bed all night...is the trick. This was something that my sister-in-law told me to do and it REALLY works! Get one the safety doornob covers from babiesrus and put it on the inside of the door so she can't open it when its closed. Tell her goodnight and put a night light in there with her...close the door and that's that. :o) She'll prolly get of her bed the 1st couple of nights and try to get out...but she soon realize that there's no point she can't get out and stay in her bed until morning.

Maggie - posted on 11/05/2009

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Both my kids slept with me. When the older one was 2 I started putting him back into his bed when he'd get out. I designated a time after which if he got up he could stay in my bed. I started with 1am then made it later and later until now he's in the bed at 6 or 7 when he wakes up and then will sleep another 30-45 minutes. That way we still get snuggle time but we can all sleep comfortably. I plan to start this with my second child soon!

Rebecca - posted on 11/04/2009

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Feel free not to take my advice on this as my own baby is only 7 weeks old hehe, however i was 14 by the time my siblings came along and i was a nanny for a family with four kids for quite a few years and had this problem with the 2 year old, the 4 yr old... and even the 6 and 8 yr old. Its usually just a comfort thing. If your girl is 4, u should be able to get the source of her problem out by talking to her? Is she frightened of something at night time? Is she uncomfortable in her bed (too hot, too cold, pillow size etc)? Ask her questions like that and see what she says! Also i love taking tips from the show "SuperNanny", she has a great way of keeping kids in bed, ever seen how she gets the Mums/Dads to sit in the room and move further away bit by bit as the child is comfy with it, so the child knows your "there" but knows you dont have to be right next to them in the bed. Hope this helps :)

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