Some people may frown on this, but it worked for me...BRIBERY. I was having such a hard time getting my daughter to sleep in her bed as well. She begged me for this Dora bathtub doll, and it clicked. I told her if she was able to sleep in her bed for 5 nights, all by her self, we would get the Dora doll. It worked!!! I decided to up the ante because the night we got the doll, she tried sleeping in my bed. She wanted to spend a few nights at mom-moms (lives at the beach). So I told her she would have to sleep in her bed for 21 days (that's how many days it was until we were going to visit). My girl did it! No questions asked! And it only cost me the Dora doll. This has been sucessful for about 3 full months now. she still wants me to lay with her for a little bit, and I just love snuggling with her.
I hope this helps!
at 5:07 PM on Jun. 22, 2008