Oh how did I get myself into this one?

Rose - posted on 11/18/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son never slept with me until he was 13 months old, now he is 22 months and I can't get him to sleep in his own bed at all.
HELP?
Even worse, his bed is a very cool race car bed that he loves during the day and currently it is in my room so not to far away from his mommy.....
Really please I need help on this one

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Andrea - posted on 11/20/2010

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I had the same problem, you just have to be strong and but him back into his room and let him cry it out. It might take a couple of days, but he will get over it. But do it now it get harder to do as they get older.

Katherine - posted on 11/20/2010

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See I'm an AP parent so both of my girls slept with me. I think he likes the comfort and really there's nothing wrong with that IMO.
It's not going to be easy to get him out, but if you want sleep.....you may have to keep him for a bit.

Amy - posted on 11/19/2010

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Try NOT letting him play on it. He associates bed with play and it should be bed with sleep. This worked for a friend: She shut the door to his room all day and at night she went in and laid down with him until he was asleep for a week. After a week, she'd say lay down and i'll be right in. Wait a few minutes then go in and lay with him until asleep. She kept staying out longer and longer until he was there asleep by the time she went in to check on him. After a week of him being asleep on his own, she just let him know it's bedtime now and mommy will check on you before mommy goes to bed. Hopefully something works. I know I wouldn't want my little guy in my bed!

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