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how can i get my 3 year old to sleep in hes own bed

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Asked by weach517 at 12:38 PM on Jun. 30, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • You put him in his bed. If he gets out you put him back and so on and so forth.

    Answer by gcmomx3 at 12:39 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • you can probably explain to a 3 year old that they should sleep in their own bed. it's comfortable and they can move all they want to and not kick anyone. lol. just try telling him seriously that it's time to be a big boy

    Answer by sienna40 at 12:41 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • You need to make a big deal out of him having a big boy room... get a new sheet set or something like that and give him praise whenever he sleeps there. Make sure he takes his naps there as well. GL!

    Answer by lynn63042 at 12:47 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • We have this same issue. Corbin wanders into our room around 4am. If I get up with him, I know I won't get back to sleep before work, so he ends up in our bed. We do make a big deal out of it when he sleeps in his bed all night - saying Good Job, Big Boy and giving high fives.

    Answer by elwalters77 at 9:00 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • let him get his big boy bed and sheets and stuff. put him in it at night. bedtime stories until he's asleep. do that for a week. after the first week, read the stories but stop before he's asleep nad read a book you like to yourself. after that week bedtime stories, like 2, and then leave the room. next week just bedtime stories. it takes more time and effort but at least he won't scream his head off like the ferbur method.

    Answer by princezzmommie at 11:36 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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