How to get my 2 year old out of my bed?

Nicole - posted on 01/09/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




Ok so we moved in a house and for the first few nights I let my daughter sleep in our bed to get use to the new house... well she never left. Its been 7 months and now I cant get her to sleep in her own bed. What do I do?


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Sally - posted on 01/11/2010




I recently had this problem with my two year old. She was waking at the same time every night and getting into bed with me. She also stopped going to sleep by herself. But she wasn't doing it at her dads house when she stayed there the night. To solve it i just started a whole new routine of pjs, story with warm milk and then she goes to bed. If she gets up i return her with no conversation or hugs or anything even though that broke my heart lol. During the night i did the same, just took her back to her own bed, with limited conversation ans told her it was sleep time. It took about a week to get her to sleep on her own and for her to sleep through the night again. now shes happier in the day for getting better sleep. good luck x

Kimberly - posted on 01/09/2010




Put her in her bed, put on a night light, crack the door, and run like hell! The first week or two will be hard but the reward of having your bed to yourself will be so worth it.

Maria - posted on 01/09/2010




What I've read is that you can have a brief talk with your child that you expect her to sleep in her own bed from now on, and that whenever she gets out of her bed during the night, you're going to put her right back in it.

Then (be prepared to lose sleep the first night or two, or you can do one night and your partner does another night), put her to bed according to routine, and every time she gets out of bed, put her right back in it. Don't dawdle.

But when putting her back to bed, it's important not to talk to her or play with her or give her any social incentive to get out of bed again. Be nice, just not sociable.

And remember that she will remember what you said to her about your expectations. You don't need to repeat yourself.

Arielle - posted on 01/09/2010




try making it exciting for her, maybe like a bed canopy to make it a "princess bed" or get her a cool light for her room maybe a new bed set, something to make her feel like her bed is special just for her.

Bex - posted on 01/09/2010




i recently had the same problem with my 2 year old.... so i have a reward chart for her, when she stays in her bed all night she gets to put a sticker on the chart...A Happy smiley face.... when she has 7 stickers she gets a reward .... ( magazine or sweet's etc) I have a bag with them in so she can see them, and gets to choose what she would like..... this does work althought she has still got up in the night to try and get in my bed... i just remind her of the great pressie she could have and put her back into her bed... you may have to keep putting her back 10 times but they do give up in the end.... good luck...

Alyssa - posted on 01/09/2010




Oh no! I don't envy you there!!! :-S I have never had that problem but from what I have watched on Super Nanny, you just have to stick to your guns and keep putting her back in her bed every time she gets in your bed. Good Luck!! :-)

I hope this helped some :-)

Alyssa M.

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