3yr daughter sleeps in my bed

Arlene - posted on 10/25/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daugher sleeps in my bed because we live in an apartmernt and if i put her in her own bed you know she kinda throws a fit and then the neighbors knock on the wall really hard and scares her. She refuses to sleep in her bed cause she is scared and I had tried everything. I even told the neighbors but in the apartments we live in no one gives a crap their all doped up the neighbors that is. We have at least six months before we move into our new house any ideals on how to get her to sleep in her own bed?




Cynthia - posted on 10/25/2011




put her in your bed but dont lay down with her. tell her to be a big girl and go to sleep while mommy does the dishes. when you get her to agree leave the door open and a bathroom light or hall light on. go to the kitchen and make a lot of noise so she can hear you. walk by the door a lot but dont look in just so she can see you. if this works in your bed you are much closer to her sleeping alone...good luck.

ETA> i should have asked if she will sleep alone in your bed?

HEATHER - posted on 10/25/2011




Co sleeping with your daughter isn't a great idea because it is a hard habit to break. Try, if possible putting her bed in your room. That way she is close to you, but not in bed with you. It is hard when you have ignorant neighbors, but you should really let her cry it out. This is one situation where tough love is best. I have six children ages 9,7,6,5,3, and 1. I KNOW you get to that point at times where it's like " anything to keep the peace!" Unfortunately your little girl needs to realize that she is getting to be a big girl, and she needs to sleep in her big girl bed. I wish you luck. Try to be strong :)


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Arlene - posted on 10/25/2011




@ Cynthia thanks for the info. no she wont sleep in my bed alone but my husband and i were just talking about moving her bed into our room. thanks to everyone for all the info and great advice.

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