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sleeping in own bed after prolonged co-sleeping

My son is 2, due to our living situation we have been sharing a bed for the last 10 months. We are going to be moving into a new home in 2 weeks where he will have his own room. What can I do to make the transition to his own bed easier on him?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Does he have his own bed already or do you have to go buy one for him? If you need to buy one, make it a big deal. Let him help. Then have him in his room when you are setting up his bed. Also at night, start a routine, bath, snack, bedtime story..... I've also hear of moms who have slept on the floor in their kids room, then changed to staying until after their child was asleep then only until after the story.... If helps with little transitions. Good luck!!

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 1:37 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Expect to co-sleep for a while longer after the move. Even previously non-co-sleeping kids may want the extra comfort of having mom and dad close in a brand new house. Once he's used to the new home, just put him to sleep in his own bed. If he wakes at night you can walk him back to bed and put him back to sleep, or welcome him into your bed. Your choice.

    Answer by LeanneC at 1:37 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

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