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How to get my 2 yr old out of my bed and into her bed?

Ok, our 2 yr old daughter still sleeps with us. I was ok when she was small but know that she is bigger she takes up a lot of room. We bought her a dora tv and put it in her room thinking she would watch tv until she fell asleep. It hasnt work yet. She says her bed is our bed. Does anyone have any ideas because mommy and daddy need some cuddle time. Please help!!!

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Asked by AmiliasMom at 9:55 AM on May. 25, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You just have to be firm. Not an easy task...but being a parent it NOT easy. Good Luck!

    Answer by PsychicSherry at 9:59 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • There's not but one way, and that's to put her in there and tell her she has to stay. If necessary, buy one of those gates that goes across the doorway and use it. She may cry herself to sleep in the floor for a few nights, but bad habits are very hard to break, and the longer you delay, the harder it will be to break this one.

    Answer by NannyB. at 10:07 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • Just snuggle with her on HER bed until she falls asleep. THere is nothing wrong with snuggling with your child. Just keep doing it and eventually she'll get used to sleeping in her own bed. Best of luck!

    Answer by Imogine at 10:09 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • Think about potty training it does take time. When she is ready for bed take her to her room, talk through the process, tuck her in, read her a bed time story, teach her prayer. Talk her through it very gently but firm.
    She will cry but that is ok do this several times stay until she falls asleep, you may have to do this several nights. Award her the first night she sleeps in her bed, cheer her on, mommy and Daddy is so proud of you baby. You must do this she is too old to be in your bed.

    Answer by Fabe21 at 10:12 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • thanks ladies. i am going to try and be firm. thanks again

    Comment by AmiliasMom (original poster) at 10:19 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • sleepMaybe try laying with her until she falls to sleep and then try to quietly sneak off to bed when she is fully asleep.....then she may just get use to sleeping alone on her own this worked for a friend of mines!!!


    Answer by hotcherry21 at 12:11 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • First take TV out, she doesn't need it.
    Start a bedtime routine if you don't have one. After dinner, watch 30 min TV with her, then bathe her, let her play and tire, then put pajamas on, read a book, sing a song, put her in the crib and walk out, and shut the door.
    Put the earplus in...She will cry for hours for at least a week (but crying never killed anyone) this will be hard but you can do it! go take a shower or do laundry, just make sure she is safe in her room.
    I did this with my son at 15 months and with my daughter at 6 months, they have never slept in my bed (except as newborns) It also helped to have a crib toy that attaches to the crib like Ocean Wonders Musical Aquarium Crib Attachment or Playskool Gloworm Dreambook Slumbertime Soother Crib Toy

    Answer by misscasa at 7:29 PM on May. 25, 2011

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