HELP!!!!!!! how do i get my 3year old to sleep in his room?

Jeniffer - posted on 10/02/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son he is 3year old and doesnt like to sleep in his room and he only want to sleep with my husband and i and we dont know what to do anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!! help please!

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Grace - posted on 10/07/2009

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You don't. enjoy the time that he still wants to sleep with you. one day he will be to big and then you want to do things like that. Mine is 6, and still and crawls into my bed some nights.

Andrea - posted on 10/04/2009

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Look its a hard one for you because he is three... but don't lose hope just every time he comes in take him back to his room don't even let him in you bed it may turn out that you do it a million times the first few nights so pick a weekend when you and hubby have nothing to do but sleep, just give him a big hug tell him he can come in when the sun is up maybe even show him outside so he can see the moon. he will do it!! it just alot of work but a good long weekend will do it. :) good luck.

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it is okay to let them sleep with you once in a while. but when his interruption affects your marriage and relationship with your husband, that is not healthy for you guys or your son. you cannot live your life around him. love must be tough!

since he is already three, you can explain to him that he has a room and you have a room. he has a bed and you have a bed. tell him that his bed is special and ask him to pick one thing he wants to decorate his bed with. (like a tent or bring a flashlight or a special toy) every time he comes to your room, just gently bring him back to his bed and say night i love you like a broken record. keep it up and he will realize you mean business.

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There's no harm in letting him sleep with you. You're making stress over nothing. All children leave when they're ready. Trying to push it will only make it take longer. Relax. Enjoy it while you can =)

Amanda - posted on 10/03/2009

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This is what I did... I bought a gate for my son's door so that he could not come out once we put him to bed. I started a routine with him... we go to the bathroom, brush our teeth, read a book, and then he turns on some music to listen to and I tell him goodnight and then leave. When we first started this- it was hard for him and he would cry and that continued on for a couple of weeks and now we have no problem putting him to bed. He enjoys our bed time routine, he goes to bed a responsible hour, and no more bed time fights. The first time he went to sleep without crying - the next morning we went and bought him a special night light (the one he picked out) to replace the one that I had put in there, but this rewarded his good behavior and he was so proud of himself. He is just a little over 2 years old.

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