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How do you get your only child to stay in their own bed thru the night?

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Asked by brymami at 8:32 AM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Keep taking them back to bed. Do NOT under any circumstances let them lay down with you or you will just undo the 'your bed, my bed' policy.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:51 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Run them ragged during the day. Lots of walks trips to the park and develope a bedtime routine and dont stray from it. Keep taking the child back to bed. It's a contest of wills here and YOUR the adult. DONT give in! Ever!

    Answer by vbruno at 9:15 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • what the other moms said. keep putting him/her back in their bed. Eventually he or she will get it. Be consistent.

    Answer by nurbabe82 at 9:32 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Well we really never had to have that Problem! Since dd was 4 or 5 months old she has always slept by her Crib..Now she is 3 and still sleeps by herself..There has been only 2 times out of her whole life so far she has ever slept with us in our bed! thats about it

    Answer by bonham at 4:12 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • I have a consistent night routine-- bath time, brush teeth, story time, bed time, etc. If you have a daughter you can try modeling that behavior with a doll. Our daughter has a couple of favorite toys that she needs to get ready for bed. Maybe get a special bedtime bear they can cuddle with while they are in bed. Good luck!

    Answer by lilmommy0416 at 11:22 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

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