Fallin Asleepin problems

Bobbi - posted on 02/15/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




My 3yr daughter will sleep in her room but she will not fall asleep. It takes yelling crying screaming and finally i have to lay by her or when im at work my fience lets her fall asleep in our bed then i have to take her to her room where shell find her way back to my bed. We have tryed blankets, dolls, rewards,


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Wanda - posted on 02/17/2009




She prefers to sleep with you. She has learned if she screams you will lay with her or your fiancee will lay with her. The rewards come in handy too. The hard part about sleep is to be consistent read her a book, put her to bed at the same time and let her know it is time to go to sleep. Do not let her con you for water, fussing screaming. I was told to let them scream of course if it seemed to only get worse I would go back in put them in bed and say it is time for sleep. I will still be here in the morning. I was told not to do that but it did break my heart. But he learned bed time is bedtime and there is no getting mom or dad to sleep with you. The hard part about rules is standing by them. They all learn we will give in and once they learn that give in point they will use it.

Carmen - posted on 02/15/2009




She has learnt by yelling, screaming and crying that she gets to sleep in your bed. If you be firm but gentle with her and put her in her own bed, let her cry it out and dont give in, it might take a few nights but she will get the idea that she has to sleep in her bed. A bedtime routine is important too, eg - Bath, story and cuddles then lights out (or nightlight on).

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