my boy turned 2 years today.how i make him sleep in his own bed?

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Kia - posted on 10/08/2009

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i believe in letting your child learn how to fall asleep on his/her own. Try the 3 nights approach. 3 nights to break a habit and 3 nights to make a habit. Your child will be stronger in the long run and you'll have more time to yourself!!!

Julia - posted on 10/07/2009

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yeah that what i do shela too i lay down with him in his bed till he fell asleep and then i go in my own bed.but he woke up twice last night and strat cry and call me

Shela - posted on 10/07/2009

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hi my little girl turnd 2 in aug wot i did that work is lay down with her an till she fell asleep and than when i knew she was a sleep i carried her to her bed an she slept all nite and she has done sice that wot i do and still do hope this helps

Susan - posted on 10/07/2009

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We evicted the two year old from the family bed two weeks ago, because our fourth child is due in five weeks. She shares a room with her five year old sister. We talked about it before hand so she would know what to expect. We go through the bedtime routine-bath, stories, teethbrushing, etc.- and then she goes to bed. The first few nights, she did get out of bed. It seems harsh, but we put her in timeout. Then we gave her a choice. She could either choose timeout or her bed. The first few nights were hard. She pretty much cried herself to sleep. But, it's been two weeks now, and she goes to bed without a fuss. She knows that at night time she's not allowed in our bed any longer and has to stay in her bed. We talk about how we'll see each other at sunny time and then we can play some more.

However you decide to do it, the most important thing is that you are consistent. Even when you're tired and it would be so much easier just to let them sleep in your bed, you have to get up and put them back in bed. After a bit, they realize you mean it and we'll stay in their own bed. Good luck- as the first few days are rough!

Kia - posted on 10/07/2009

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there are many ways you can't go far wrong. What i did was i made sure the bedroom was completely child proof. I put the child's gate at the door of the bedroom. I left a lamp on and put 'winnie pooh' duvet as its their favourite on the bed let them bring a toy up. first few nights it was awful but they fell asleep on floor and i put them into their beds eventurally 3 nights later they got the hang of it and got into bed themselves. this way will work if you can bare to leave them cry for a litttle while. it takes 3 nights to break a habit and 3 nights to make a habit!!!! best of luck.

Helen - posted on 10/07/2009

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hi this is wat i do my son in 2 next month an we just turned his cot/bed into a bed we bath him so he is relaxed a bottle warm milk he watched cbeebies bedtime hour /simpsons then kisses an straight up to bed if he gets out after we put him bk in an firmly say not to get out he doesnt ave his light on just the landing light all tho we intend to buy him a lil light projected so he can watch the colourful lights around his room while he drifts off

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