How do I get my 20 month old daughte out of our bed and into a big girl bed in her own room?

Stephanie - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




My 20 month old daughter has been in our bed from day one, I briefly had her completely transitioned into her own crib in her own room when she was about 1 yrs old, but I was very pregnant and my husband prefered her to sleep with us, and I got to the point that I didn't have the energy to wake up early in the mornings and go into her room to calm her down (she woke up easier in our bed) now she is going on 2 yrs old and is still sleeping in our bed and we now have a 5 month old baby


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Jannell - posted on 11/07/2009




What i did with my 2 yr old, was made it fun for her. We went down and she got to pick out her bedding and pillow case. And got her a new stuffed toy to sleep with at night. We had her help put her big gurl bed together and made it exciting for her the whole time. She was so super excited to sleep in it that night i didn't even get kiss good night. lol. If she needs one get a night light and keep the door cracked just incase of nightmares. Just make sure you get excited, so she can. it's easy for a lil one to get scared but if you show her how cool it is to be a big gurl she'll be ready for bed before you are! I hope it goes well!! Lots of luck!!

Anna - posted on 11/07/2009




I'd do it really slowly, like first try her in her crib but have it right beside your bed. If she gets upset in the night, let her come in for a cuddle with you but try to put her back once she's sound asleep. When she's happy in the crib by your bed, move the crib across the room. When she's happy with that, you can try moving it to her own room.

Try to get her to play in her own room as much as possible during the day so that it's a happy place for her.

Stacy - posted on 11/07/2009




Try letting her take naps in her toddler bed/crib. Take gradual steps to having her sleep all night in her bed.

Kathryn - posted on 11/07/2009




i know this may sound mean but she is almost 2 and should be in her own bed.

with my son he would climb into bed with us at night after i put him to bed in his own bed. I simply will walk him back to his room and put him in bed and tell him that big boys sleep in their own beds not with mommy's and daddy's. tell him good night and go back to bed. He did throw fits and scream. just try to stay calm and dont yell just act like it isnt a big deal. my son is just over 2 (27 months). he doesnt climb into my bed any more at night unless he doesnt feel good but also with that point he will come and wake me and say "momma, rock please" he has a rocking chair in his room that i rock him in when he is sick,

i would make sure that you explain to her what is going on the best way that you can. and each time you have to take her back to bed re explain to her. it worked for me maybe it will work for you :) best of luck

Karrie - posted on 11/07/2009




It will be a rough week or so but you will just have to gradually start transition. Get her a toddler bed and some fun bedding, it can be like potty training make it fun that she gets to be a big girl. Start maybe with nap times when its still light out so when she wakes up she can see where she is then work your way into having her sleep in her own bed. You may want to have a night light in her room so that the surroundings don't scare her as much if she does wake up. Good Luck!

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