My daughter is almost 3 and still sleeps with us! I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to get her in her own bed!

Tanya - posted on 03/19/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My sons both sleep in their own beds but since that what she does as a baby, she still does it!!

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Crystal - posted on 03/19/2009

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My daughter is 2 1/2. She slept in bed with me until recently. I started putting her in her "BIG GIRL BED" each night. We woulld read a book and give kisses and say good night. It took about 2 weeks for the crying to stop. Each night it got less and less. Sometimes she would climb into my bed in the middle of the night. But that too has pretty much stopped. You just have to be willing to keep with it. The first few nights broke my heart but it was time. It has also helped her alot. She has not been as cranky during the day since i have done this.

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Sarah - posted on 03/30/2009

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my 18 month old son sleeps with me he has from day one i have tryed every thing to get him in his bed now i fined if i put him in his own bed and lay with him till he gose to sleep works, i spoke to my doctor about it and one thing he told me is not to put a tv in this room, whn my son is ill i let him go to sleep on me thn i move him, also some nights he is only in his bed till 3 in the morning but it better thn him been him my bed all night

Amanda - posted on 03/24/2009

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maybe you could put a "toddler" bed beside yours, and when they are used to that, move it into their own rooms and intergrate a different bedtime routine, one that they don't associate with sleeping in your bed? Good luck :o)

Laura - posted on 03/24/2009

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We co-slept with our now 2 yr old until she was 20 months.  I suggest using her bed for naps for a short while and then transition into nighttime sleeping with the child.  We went from a toddler bed to a full sized bed and still on occiasion have to lay in with Grace until she falls asleep. 



For the most part,..we had to let her cry it out and get back into bed.  We were firm,..we put her back in bed,..gave her hugs and kisees and left the room,..(we also had a baby gate on the bedroom door to help keep her inthe room)



good luck



 

Erin - posted on 03/23/2009

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We just bought our 3 year old daughter a full size bed with fun new bedding that she loves. She has never slept with us (not consistantly anyway) but we have struggled with bedtime. It is nice having a big bed though so I can lay down with her and read books. For the first few nights, I laid with her until she fell asleep but now I am able to leave after we've finished reading books and she does pretty good most of the time. When she does get up, I just put her back in bed, tell her goodnight and that I love her...and that's it, nothing else. Don't let them talk you into doing anything else. It may take a while before she actually falls asleep the first few nights, but it will work eventually and probably faster than you think. Keep a good routine before bedtime and stick to your plan! Hope this helps and good luck!

Becky - posted on 03/20/2009

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i hav the same problem, my little boy is 3 and we cant seem to get him in to his bed and when i lay with him in his bed he falls asleep but when he wakes up we me not they he screams .

Becky - posted on 03/20/2009

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Quoting Tanya:

My daughter is almost 3 and still sleeps with us! I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to get her in her own bed!

My sons both sleep in their own beds but since that what she does as a baby, she still does it!!


 

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If nothing else works you can try putting a toddler bed in your room next to your bed. Help her pick it out and make it special with sheets and blankets that she picks out. Keep telling her that she is a big girl and needs to sleep in her own bed because she doesn't fit in your bed anymore. Gradually move the toddler bed farther and farther away from your bed. When she is sleeping comfortably try moving her to her own room.

Jocelyn - posted on 03/19/2009

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my son is 26 months and co slept with me for 25 of those months :)  he just  recently started sleeping in his own bed.  we bought a twin (so i would fit too).  i get him ready for bed, and then we lay down together and i read him a few books.  for the first little bit i would stay in bed with him until he would fall alseep.  he still wakes up in the middle of the night, but right now he just wimper-cries and doesn't even sit up, so i think (i hope!) that means we are going to have a happy bed-sleeper on our hands soon.  good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 03/19/2009

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Try creating a new bedtime routine...Maybe bath time, and then reading her a story, just you and her time so that she can feel your closeness, then after the story, in her bed, tuck her in kisses and hugs then say good night.  I think Ive actually seen this on the SuperNanny, but it seems to work.  You just have to be willing to make her stay in her bed.  If she comes out of her room once its tuck back in say good night hugs and kisses again. If she comes out after that its no speaking but put her right back in bed, and continue until she knows that you say what you mean and she has to stay in her bed, if she gets up in the middle of the night, take her back to her bed.  I think it would be hard at first but the longterm benifits will outweigh the hard time.  I wouldnt rock her to sleep or anything like that, but good luck!!

Sara - posted on 03/19/2009

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I would suggest try giving them their own blankets or a special stuffed animal that is their own. 

Jasmen - posted on 03/19/2009

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Try letting her watch a boring t.v show until she falls asleep. It worked 4 me!

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