How do I get my toddler out of our bed?

Cailyn - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son has slept with my husband and I since he was around 9 months old. He has a big boy bed, but he very rarely sleeps in it, and if he does, im usually in it with him. My husband works 3rds, so its usually just me and him, but I want him OUT!! how do I fix it?

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Jamie - posted on 05/11/2009

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I saw something like this on that show Nanny 911. She put a sleeping bag next to mommy's bed and the child sleep in that. They were close to mom if needed but had their own bed. If they need something to sleep with get one of those teddy bears that have the heart beat from Babies R Us. Then 2 wks later try the hallway to your room, then their room. Good luck!

Leslie - posted on 05/11/2009

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Just make a big deal about his big bed, and consistantly put him in it. It should only take a few (long) nights of taking him back to his own bed before he learns to fall asleep happily.

Debbie - posted on 05/11/2009

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on reading yolanda's reply... i thought about that one but my partner kicked up a fuss about it :( so i was resigned to laying with Al till she was asleep and then sneakingo ut of the bed lol...worked till about 2am when she'd wake n cry until i was cuddled up with her again... thats why i resoprted to screaming...she woke just once last night whinged a few times n fell back asleep for the 1st time EVER without me dealing with her WOOOOHOOOOO

Debbie - posted on 05/11/2009

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ahhh see i have similar issue... Alannah is 11 months and wont sleep unless mommmy is with her... a night mare for me i even took to sleeping in her junior bed with her to get her used to it but no i have resorted to letting her scream herself to sleep once she's tired enough i know it wont be long lol... i found no other way i was getting desparate as my partner was constantly whinging about sharing our bed with her. lol how old is he now? has he got a cot still? really cant think of anything to help you other than do the whole persist with laying him in his bed with no eye contact or conversation.... the whol its bedtime i love u good night as u lay them down for the second or third time or just keeping stum n kissing them good night so they know u love them but its bedtime?

Yolande - posted on 05/11/2009

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The best is to move a single bed next to your bed first, and get him used to not sleeping closed to you, then in time move the bed to his room

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