My 5yo son keeps waking in the middle of the night and pulling me into his single bed...

Kiersten - posted on 05/16/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )




While I love waking up to him, I have to admit that it is seriously doing my back in sharing a single bed each night.

Some nights he won't come and get me until 5.30-6am, others (like last night) he will come in around midnight/1am.

I have asked him why and he says he doesn't want to sleep alone and that he gets scared. I have tried teddy bears, night lights etc. None of it works. He asks why he sleeps alone when mummy doesn't (I have a partner), and I have no idea how to answer that!!

I am not the sort of parent where tough luck rules, preferring to be sensitive to his feelings (which I believe to be genuine and legitimate), but am a bit lost on this one.

Grateful for advice?


Lisa - posted on 05/16/2011




I would think it's probably a stage he's going through and he gets scared or lonely. My kids go through it periodically where they'll crawl into bed with us in the middle of the night. We let them and figure they'll grow out of it when they're ready too.

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