need some ideas for getting my DD in her own bed.. *update (for those interested)
my DD is 3 years old and sleeps in bed with us. i want to get her to sleep in her own bed, especially cause i'm pregnant and due soonish. Anyone have any ideas on how to get her into her own bed with minimal traumatization? lol. our typical routine is book reading and then i sit with her till she falls asleep in my bed. i'm perfectly ok with staying with her till she falls asleep at least at the beginning. Any thoughts or ideas would be super helpful :)
**Last night, i made a bedtime chart for DD. I told her that every night she sleeps in her bed, she gets a sticker. once she has seven stickers, she gets a prize of her choosing (within reason, of course.) much like a potty chart. Worked like a charm! It helps that her bed is in my room.. not a HUGE transition. I tucked her into her bed and went and sat on my bed till she fell asleep. Very little resistance, no crying and she was asleep within minutes. She woke up once during the night and i went to her.. turned out she had to go potty (something she's never done in the middle of the night before!) and then got back in her own bed and went back to sleep! thanks for all of your responses!!