I had the same issue with my daughter and learned to not do the same with my second child, It wasn't until she was 6 years old that she really got used to sleeping in her own bed, And sometimes still ask's to sleep with mommy and daddy! I would try starting out with putting their bed mattress beside your bed for a couple nights to let them get used to the feel of sleeping in their own bed, If he/she crawls in the bed with you at night put them back in their bed. It's something that you are going to have to work with for a while, after about the 2nd or 3rd night move the bed in to their very own room. Don't be surprised if your child gets out of bed "Many" times, Stick to your guns and keep putting him/her back in their room. Eventually they will get tired of it and realize that you aren't going to change your mind. And they will get used to the fact of sleeping in their own bed. They will probably cry but stick to your guns!
at 10:29 AM on Apr. 1, 2009