I swear I have tried everything under the sun from rewards to night lights to glow in the dark stickers!! He has been in my bed for about 2 1/2 years now. It started with him just calming and falling asleep in my bed to him just staying in my bed all night! He was even really excited about having a roomate since he became a big brother last year. I'm to the point of switching beds with him so that way him and his brother share my bed and i just sleep in his.
He is not afraid of the dark, he is not afraid of monsters, he is not afraid of anything besides being alone i think.
There was a time where we had to share a bed because we were living with my mom and my brother in a small two-bedroom apartment and we all had different schedules so we all had a bed most nights but me and my son had to share.
But once we got our new place, OUR place i tried to make him as comfortable as possible in HIS room and made it clear to him it was HIS room (since I was expecting a girl at a time, did not find out until I delivered that it was a boy, trust me it was a HUGE suprise for all of us when he had the wrong plumbing).
He keeps telling me "Mom you get me . . . . . and I will sleep in my bed, and that's a golden (from tangled) promise"
I've gotten him everything he said and yet still sleeping in my bed, if not on me, which makes it hard for me to sleep most nights. I'm lucky if I get five hours of sleep and I'm afraid the baby is getting that way but maybe its just because he has been having a terrible time with allergies.
I've even tried putting him back in his bed all night and I have been up until three am doing that!! Keep in mind I have to get up at about 5:45am to do meds for both boys and get ready for work and them ready for daycare. I've even tried laying in his bed until he falls asleep and then going to my bed and he follows me about an hour or so later. I do believe it is inappropriate for him to be sleeping in my bed. I had him sleeping on my floor for a while but now that does not even work. As I have said I have literally tried everytihng!! Any new ideas please let me know, I'M DESPARATE!