Kids

United States
July 30, 2007 10:16pm CST
How do you get you child or children to sleep in there own bed? My daughter will be 5 in October and I have tried everything but she will not sleep in her own room or bed.I can't not lift or carry so that leaves moving her. and I have tried tv in her room have tried bribing i have tried everything I can think of help....... She also has weak bladder which don't help none when she is in my bed.
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@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I still havent figured this one out! I have a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old and everynight they sleep with us. It gets really crowded and sometimes I move to the couch, LOL. But I always feel bad and give into them when they cry and say PLEASE MAMA! Its really sad, LOL. Good Luck!
• United States
31 Jul 07
thanks for your comment
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
31 Jul 07
With my son I started staying in his room till he went to sleep. It took less time every time and eventually he'd stay in his room all night. He was about 2 at the time I started (was pg with twins and knew I couldn't have all 3 in my bed) and by his 3rd bday he was done with my bed. :) Good luck.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
well she has a bed and a love seat in her room so I could try that and see what happens thanks.
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
31 Jul 07
My son just turned 5 and he sleeps with me in our bed. Poor daddy ends up sleeping in his room LOL. We have been talking to him over the last couple months about when he turns 5 he is going to sleep in his room because he is now a big boy, and big boys don't sleep with their parents. My husband is away at the moment so he has been sleeping with me. At the moment we have been camping out in the lounge because he just reeived a tent and sleeping bag. Hopefully we can move that to his room and that might help with the change. I wish the layout of our apartment was different too because if his room was right next to ours I think we wouldn't have an issue here, but because his room is on the other side, he finds it so far away and scared to sleep on his own. We will be working on it before he starts school in September. If that doesn't work, then I wouldn't be surprised when he comes home from school one day and says I'm sleeping in my own bed because all the other kids do. Good luck to you
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
2 Aug 07
We had this problem also..still do when she is not feeling good. But it has gotten easier first we let her go and choose a bed she loved which made her want to sleep in it. then we put it beside the bed right beside so they can see and feel you still but still be in their bed, Then move the bed from yours telling her your still there if she needs you just has to call for you. and let her pick colors and whatever she wants to design her room in with what she wants and try to make a chalk board in her room ids love that and dry erase board, then move the bed into room but stay there until she goes to sleep and be consistant do that every night make sure she is in her own bed when she goes to sleep and be there. My little sister does great now she just wants me to sit i cahir till she is asleep and maybe read her stories or tell her stories before she goes to sleep I tell her I am going to bed after she goes to sleep but all she has to do is holler for me or come to my room and get me she is okay with it now..My sister has a bladder infection right now and my mom bought good nights to help keep the beds pee free, but only use them at night. This transition might take weeks or months to get through until she can settle down with you just sitting in chair but it is well worth it. I hope this helped some.. It worked for us, but every child is different and has different ways and emotions on dealing with things..