Ghosts at 3?

Karen - posted on 01/11/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is going to be 3 on friday. Every night she tells me she can't go to sleep because she is scared of ghosts. She wants to sleep in my bed, but I don't want her to get use to it. I put a night light in her room and it takes her forevrer now to go to sleep. Any Suggestions???

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Karen - posted on 01/14/2009

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Well thank you ladies.. I actually used a bottle of lysol and hid the front so she couldn't see it. I called it a ghost remover... But I figured out its the mirror reflecting off of things that she thinks its ghosts. So I have to rearrage her room... But thanks for the great tips! It worked and she went to sleep

User - posted on 01/13/2009

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I've had success getting a small spray bottle, filling it with water and adding a tiny drop of peppermint flavoring. Before going to bed my son can "spray away" the ghosts and monsters. Having the smell linger helps him to relax. We leave the spray by his bed to use "just in case" during the night. So far, it seems to work. Good luck! This is a tough (but completely normal) stage.

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Ask her to describe and talk about this ghost and listen to what she has to say. Maybe this is just a way of something else that could be bothering her? Go with her in her room and check the closets, under the bed together to show her that nothing is there. Hope this helps. :)

Sharon - posted on 01/12/2009

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Hi babes don't know if it will help but u can buy some pretend fairy dust and sprinkle it in her room,but make sure she does it with u and explain it's magic & keep's the ghost's away good luck.

Melissa - posted on 01/11/2009

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hi there. i've had similar problems although my son didn't actualy say ghosts. he has said he see things in his room, people and monsters and that things move. i don't let him into my bed but i just reassure him. i never told him they weren't real but simply told him that they were gone now. i didn't want him to think i thought he was lying as he might stop telling me things.

i also told him that if they bother him to ask them very nicely to go away as it's time for everyone to go to sleep. eventually it worked. he still has a few moments but he gets over it eventually.

someone else told me once that if you put a few dops of lavender mixed with water in a spray bottle, it can be used as ghost repel. get her to spray it around her room right before bed and she can even keep it beside her for during the night.

Good luck, hope this helped. -Mel

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