Mom needs sleep!!

Cassie - posted on 12/08/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Well I have a set of 3 year old twin boys that have been sleeping in their room since they were about 6 months old. In the past few weeks they BOTH have been coming in our room in the middle of the night, even if I take them back to their beds they still end up in ours later AGAIN...any advice on how to solve this problem? Mommy is losing a lot of sleep @ night over this!! Thanks!

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Laura - posted on 12/08/2008

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it is best if they are in different rooms, for sure! they egg each other on when together. put pull ups on them if they are potty trained so you dont worry about accidents. do the super nanny! put them in their bed tell them goodnight give kisses and hugs, water,etc. 1st time and shut the door! put a baby proof thing on the handle and they wont be able to get out, but if you dont want to do this then you are in for this, which I did, 2nd time they come out put them back in just say goodnight, and the third time...and after IGNORE them, let them cry and yell, fall asleep on the ground...you have to make it known you are the boss. do not let anything they do make you crumble. not to scare you but I did this when I was 7 mos prego and my son was 18 mos in a toddler bed, i returned him 137 times - yes I am nuts and i was going to win, I needed to sleep, i was prego and had a new baby coming soon...he never got out of his bed to this day again after I say good night. he asks me to come out of bed in the morning and calls me in the middle of the night if he needs me. good luck. you can do this...guess what my son loves me dearly and it was the best thing i did for his safety and sleep for all.



nap time is never a problem.when i say it is time to go to bed there is no discussion. good day sleep promotes good night sleep.



super nanny rocks and is totally right!! i love her.

Stephanie - posted on 12/08/2008

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I always have the monitor in my DD's room on, so I can hear her. I put up a baby gate at her door. She can open her door, but can't get out. She has fallen asleep laying on the carpet by the gate many times - once she's asleep, I just put her back in bed. We have this battle during nap time, not so much at night. It may work for you during the night too.

Shalomoth - posted on 12/08/2008

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something I did with my now three year old was that I put a baby gate up in his door way. That way I could still hear him but he couldn't get out of his room. We also have a dutch door for his room and had tried putting one of those Safety 1st door nob covers on the inside of his door, when we had to more the gate to another spot in the house.

Tasha - posted on 12/08/2008

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hi my oldest started coming in our room when she went into a toddler bed, u just have to keep putting them back into their bed. i no it takes it out of you and you feel really tired but it does work it just takes time. they will learn to stay there. they has been night when she come in about 10 times just when i`m getting back to sleep.

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