my daughter is 3 and still gets up 3 or 4 times a night and comes through to my bed.help

Naomi - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my daughter gets up through the night alot i have tried getting up and puttin her back to bed but an hour later she is back through.it is hard work and is making me so tired i can hardly get up in the morning and take my other kids to school

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Amber - posted on 09/10/2009

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This is very common. Both of my kids did this. They will grow out of it. What you do is your choice. But I let them come to my bed when they woke up that we could all get some sleep. As long as she starts out in her own bed. Don't start just putting her in your bed to start. Wait until she wakes up and comes to you. I hope this helps. She should out grow this in a year or two.

Fiona - posted on 09/10/2009

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well my daughter is 4 now and was doin the same thing so i just couldnt take it any more so i was so tierd of not havein sleep so i put her in her own bed everytime n it started to work but now when i go to sleep when i awake in the morning she at the bottom of my bed im a heavy sleeper so dont find her gettin in what can i do ?

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My pediatrician told me to put a baby gate @ the door of my son's room. He crawled right over it. I then \put one of the baby proof handles on the door and he has learned when it is time to go to sleep he has to stay in his room. When he finally quit trying to leave his room, he would stay up and play ALL NIGHT LONG. I kept getting him up at the same time and he figured out REALLY QUICK that he better go to sleep so he wouldn't be tired. Hope this helps!

User - posted on 09/08/2009

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i hope there is good news to get this problem fixed i am tired of getting up 4 times a night i put her back and all she does is scream or come back to my room she shares a room with her older sister and i dont want her to get woke up what do i do.

Brittany - posted on 09/03/2009

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My son is only 1 1/2 but I've pretty much raised my neice and nephew who are 4 and 5 and they still come crawl in bed. It's cuz they were allowed to do it when they were younger so they dont know ne thing is wrong with it. with my son, i try not 2 let him sleep w me since day one he's always had his own bed

Crystal - posted on 09/03/2009

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My son is 4 and does the same thing. Some nights he does very well and others he gets up, but right when I tuck him back in, he goes right back to sleep. It does getting tiring, but patience is needed. You have to stay strong. I think moving her to your bed is a bad idea. The problem with my son is he used to sleep with me every night. Finally I said its time for him to sleep on his own. He still has trouble with it sometimes, but you gotta stick to it. Letting her sleep in your bed sometimes will open doors to her wanting it more. She may then wake up at night just because she knows you will let her in your bed. Just stick to it, be patient, and be strong. If she goes to bed early, do the same so you get as much sleep as you can. My son is in bed by 9 and I follow shortly after so I can get as much sleep as I can get.

Rossanne - posted on 09/03/2009

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Look at what circustances changed in your household or family life at the time when she started doing this. She is most likely unsettled during the day and that's causing her to wake at night. One easy fix is to move her to your bed or to a mattress in your room. She'll become more settled and then you can both get a good night's sleep. I presume she is cranky late afternoon, early evening because she is so tired from not having a good night's sleep. You are probably wearing down early too. She will grow out of it but patience and extra support during the day is advised.

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