HELP AT 28 MONTHS AND HIS FIRST NIGHT AWAY HE DOESNT LIKE HIS OWN BED

Jen - posted on 05/03/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 28 month old spent his first night away from me sat nite now he screams everytime i put him in his own bed

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Tara - posted on 05/04/2011

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It is probably just a bit of separation anxiety since it was his first night away from you. Even though you don't think he's worried about you leaving him, he may be a little worried. Our son went through a phase, when my husband and I were working a lot, and our daughter was having many doctor appointments that required my son to stay over at my parent's house or my grandma's house, where when he would be sleeping at home, he had to sleep with us in our bed. I wouldn't worry too much about it, unless it goes on for an extended period of time. Just give him extra snuggles and love and that may even help :)

Jennifer - posted on 05/03/2011

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Who had him on this night away??
Well, they can go from loving baths to not liking them lol that is a phase some kids can go through.
But it makes me wonder, who had him?
Sounds like maybe you'll just have to let him cry it out.

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Jennifer - posted on 05/04/2011

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One thing I personally don't allow my child to do is sleep in my bed. The older they get the harder it is to break that habit once they get used to doing it. I learned this from my oldest niece. She was used to sleeping with them in bed and when she was three her dad put her in a toddler bed but had to put it right up next to his bed for quite a while. I love my own bed. And at night it is my space. The only times my oldest daughter slept in it was when she was an infant and was sick (she woke up every half hour to an hour so it was really for myself because it is very easy to get sick yourself that way) and one Christmas eve so I could put the presents out without her seeing lol. My 19 month old also rarely sleeps in it. And at night she knows she's supposed to sleep in her bed. If I walk out of the room and close the door at night, even if she starts to cry (which usually doesn't last long at all) after she's fallen asleep I'll go back in my room and she'll have crawled into her bed and gone to sleep there on her own. That's just me, though. I didn't want to have to deal with breaking that habit.

Jen - posted on 05/04/2011

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HIS auntie had him who is just five feet across the road and he knows we only live across the road as he always asks to go over to play with her dogs and cat or to play on her huge garden

Jen - posted on 05/03/2011

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Thanks ladies he has a dog and blankee he takes to bed, he can talk but not that much he can tell whats wrong. I dont think it is because he thinks im going to leave him again as i placed him on his nan n grandad bed the other day after he got so upset n he went straight to sleep with no fuss. He did sleep in his own bed last night finally went to sleep at 8 after and hours battle. He also has gone from loving baths to hating them this is all since he spent the night away

Elizabeth - posted on 05/03/2011

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maybe he's scared you will leave him for another night..just keep reassuring him..sometimes even at 28 months they don't have the words to explain their fears/feelings

Jennifer - posted on 05/03/2011

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That is very unusual. Does he talk much? If he can communicate you might want to ask him if he's scared and why. If not, then maybe you could let him hold onto a shirt or something that you wore that day so he can have something that smells like you for comfort. Just an idea, I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

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That's a little strange.. You'd think he'd have a hard time with the other bed. Maybe let him pick out a new blanket, stuffed toy, or book to take to bed with him. My son (30 months old) had a stuffed dog that he HAS to have when he goes to bed, but doesn't carry with him during the day. I also made my son a tied edge blanket.... and he sleeps with both of them everynight, my son LOVES his bed. It's surrounded with things he loves (tractors, puppies, cars) Does he have a theme he likes? Try letting him pick out something that is just for bed time, get him excited to go to bed.

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