how to get my 3yr old to sleep in his own bed

Christine - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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hi ladies
so i have a problem,when my son became sick one night my partner and i let him sleep in our bed.He refuses to sleep in his own bed now and its been like 2yrs..any ideas on how i can get him to sleep and stay in his bed????any suggestions are hugely appreciated...

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Alicia - posted on 04/06/2010

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WELL.... this one is tough. My two and a half year old son has been sleeping on his own in his big boy bed for a few months now. Sometimes he has had the privelage to sleep with gramma or mommy when staying the night with family. That has set him backwards before. The worst part of it all is he continuously crys or gets up thinking i will just give in. THATS THE WORST THING TO DO JUST DONT GIVE IN.



As hard as it was EVEN NOW!!!>>> when he gets out of bed I dont really dicipline him I just pick him up put him back and say nope your going to bed no matter how many times i have to bring you back. at first he would cry really hard and it would take sometimes an hour of getting up listening to the tantroom and putting him back in bed. after the first couple of nights he started to quit getting up as much... over a weeks time or so he started going to sleep within 20 mins. He still trys to get up everynight but it now only takes 3 to 4 times sometimes there is hard nights but remember no matter how difficult just stick to your guns and put him back in bed its hard but worth it.



HOPE THAT WAS NOT TOO LONG.

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