Sleeping alone

Kelly - posted on 06/12/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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How do you get a three year old to sleep in their own bed?

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Heather - posted on 06/12/2009

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Unfortunately you have to be firm with them and put them back everytime they try to crawl into bed with you. My sister-in-law literally spent 5 weeks training her son to sleep alone. She started by laying down with him in his own bed until he fell asleep every night for 2 weeks. She spent the next 2 weeks sitting next his bed until he fell asleep, and then spent a week sitting right outside his bedroom door where he could still see her. The trick is consistency. Don't try to start this during a hectic time, because once you start making them go to their own bed you have to do it every single time. If you give in even once it will be that much harder to change that habit later.

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