My son keeps coming into our room at night, is there any suggestions to keep him in his own bed? He is 2 years old

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Anna - posted on 11/06/2008

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I'm having exactly the same problem. Thanks for the advice. I called a help number in our area and they suggested the gate idea as well. I guess I didn't think he would ever get back in his bed on his own.. I'll give it a try.

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Becky - posted on 11/06/2008

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I let mine keep 2 books in bed w/ him and about 3 matchbox cars. He seems to like having some things of his own in the bed w/ him.

Denise - posted on 11/03/2008

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When my son was first moved to a big boy bed he slept so good in it, then he had a phase where he'd get up and crawl in our bed in the middle of the night, the first few times, I didn't think much of it but after he kept doing it, I decided enough.. I would just move him back to his bed.. and it worked after a little while.

Susan - posted on 10/31/2008

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I put a gate up in the doorway. If she gets up I go in and convince her (most times) to go back to bed.

Melanie - posted on 10/31/2008

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Now that my son (just turned 2 a couple of weeks ago) can open doors and get in and out of bed on his own, we close his door, but put up a gate to keep him from wandering the house at night (for his safety and our peace of mind!). OOps- just saw that someone else had the same idea. Works well for us! Good luck!

Tammy - posted on 10/31/2008

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What we did was put one of those plastic knobs on the inside of our daughter's door. That way she couldn't get out. We could still hear her but she couldn't get out of her room without calling for us. It worked and now we open her door right before we go to bed just in case she needs us, but she stays in her bed instead. Our daughter is only 2 too so this should work for your little one.

Tammie - posted on 10/31/2008

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I got advice from a friend on this when we were struggling with this issue and her advice worked great for us. Put a gate on your son's door. This is a safer alternative to locking him in his room as some may suggest. Our oldest is now 33 mos old and the gate has worked great. He still calls for us every few nights, but can't leave his room. He gets that his room is where he sleeps. We still go to him when he calls for us, but we have our bed back to just my husband and me. Don't get me wrong - he cried a lot when we first put the gate up, but he got used to it and is now great. Good luck!

Laura - posted on 10/31/2008

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Another suggestion is to have your pediatrician talk with him and tell him how important it is for him to stay in his room for his health. Sometimes hearing it from someone besides mom, helps.

Laura - posted on 10/31/2008

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We made a checklist for our daughter that she could put stickers on. One of the things was staying in her own bed all night. She would get a sticker to put on that spot if she stayed in her room. Also, if she did, we would give her so much praise and tell her how big she was! If she did not, she would get a small spanking and no sticker. Now, we have a routine, where she know that part of that routine is styaing in her own bed. She looks forward to going through the checklist of things she does as a big girl. (and we haven't had to spank her since the first night we tried it). Hopefully that helps.

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