getting 3.5 year old in his own bed

Kori - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




My son and i are about to move into our own place while my husband stays in the house when its up for sale...he has been a pretty noexistent dad, up to not fight the fight i've just brought my son in bed with me. we should be moving next week and this will be a huge and difficult transition for my son...and i really want to start off right and get him into his new room in his own bed but am scared due to how difficult this will be on him...
thanks for help


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Donna - posted on 12/12/2009




I have to agree with Jamie my son is nearly 3 and has been in his big boy bed for about 4 months. I made it all sound exciting and a real adventure for him. I also read him stories and then I put on some relaxing music for him to fall asleep to and then I sit by his bed. ( I try to sit in a place where he can't see me but he knows I am there) if he wakes in the night I climb in his bed to settle him back to sleep. Don't take him in to your bed as he will think his room is somthing to be scared of. Also a night light might help him feel more comfortable with his surroundings. Hope this helps

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hmm, you have to do it gradually. When you set up his room, make it fun for him! Show him all the cool things his room will have. Then at bedtime, read books and stay with him for a while. I would recommend staying there until he falls asleep, but no talking. I know that you know it's not going to be easy, but you have to stick with it or he will not take you seriously. After a couple weeks or so see how he is responding to the bedtime thing. Who knows, he may be super excited to have his new room and you might not have a problem at all. Hope this helps!

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