Both my 7 year old and my almost-3-year old sleep with me at night. I absolutely DREAD bed time because niether one of them sleep in their own beds. My oldest will sleep in her bed fine -- after she whines and cries and screams about it. My youngest WILL NOT sleep in his bed; the few times I have tried, he will get up and down for hours. I eventually give up for 3 reasons: first, it turns into a game. He knows that I am going to put him right back down as soon as he steps out of his room, and before I know it, he's turned it into peek-a-boo. I also have to get up early for work, so I cannot afford to lose sleep because I was up all night trying to put my son down, and finally, he shares a room with his sister who has to get up early for school - I don't want for his rambunciousness to keep her up. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I should to to make bed time smoother (& get kids to sleep in their own beds!)?Answer Question
Answer by cheryl4martin at 2:34 PM on Dec. 19, 2008
Answer by my4lads at 4:03 PM on Dec. 19, 2008
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 4:08 PM on Dec. 19, 2008
I tried to put into use the new "rules" on Friday night since there was no work or school the next day. My daughter went to sleep with minimal problems, but my son was up and down, and crying or asking for things for a good 2 hours. He finally conked out, and it was great to have the night - and my bed - back to myself!
The problem really came to be when I woke up the nest morning, and somehow the both of them were back in my bed!
Answer by nappeal at 11:58 AM on Dec. 22, 2008
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