How did you get your child to sleep in his or her own bed?

@Lexus656 (672)
United States
September 26, 2008 9:34am CST
I guess I did it to myself my son is a yr old and I love him to death the way I look at it is hes only going to be little once and then come the years that hes going to want to get away from me and I want to spend as much time cuddlin and kissin on him while I can. So I have put him in the bed with me for the longest time and now that hes getting a little older and Im in a relationship I think that its time for him to start sleeping alone. He starts out great but when it comes to 3 am hes awake and scremin for his moma so what do I do ive heard to leave em there and cry but after about 5 or 10 minutes i think thats enough. I dont want him to cry himself to sleep but I would love to have my bed bacl so what do you suggest?
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@sandra966 (269)
• Spain
26 Sep 08
When my first daughter was 18 months old, and I was pregnant with my second daughter, we decided to try and get her into her own room and her own bed. We started by painting the room, and making it 'special' and then we stayed in her room, talking to her while gently touching her forehead above her nose and gently stroking downwards to the top of her nose - we stayed until she was asleep. Eventually, we would stay for a while, but before she went to sleep. By the time I had my second daughter, my first one was sleeping by herself in her own room. I don't like leaving children to cry - but that's just me. I think whatever you do, let her cry, or not it's just for a short while, and before you know it, they've gone through that phase, and you'll wonder why you were worrying so much.
@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I ahd this problem due to my daughter being disabled,I babied her too much. WHat you can do is go into his room and tell him "momma is here you are safe,but you are a big boy now and you must sleep by yourself now" and leave the room,then if he cries let him. I know it is hard to hear your child cry and scream for you but in the end it is what is best for the child. Good luck and keep me posted