My son will be three in September, so we started in June to get him in his own bed. For the first two nights, we had to walk him back to his bed about 50 times. He complained but did not cry, and then eventually after a few nights of reading to him till he fell asleep, he got the idea. There were a few random nights when he would try to come back to our bed, but most nights we put him in his bed when he is really tired and he conks right out no problem. All kids are different, I am not so sure what age is a good one. My friend told me there are two opportunitities to get them to sleep in their bed, under 4 and over 9. She said that the inbetween years are hard for some reason. I guess you could read the books and see what they say, but I imagine 3 yrs. is a good time to start trying.
at 4:36 PM on Jun. 19, 2008