A.S. asks from Brownwood, TX on October 29, 2008
M.G. answers from Dallas on October 30, 2008
try putting a pallet on the floor in your room next to you for a day or two and then move her to her own bed.
J.V. answers from Dallas on October 30, 2008
You can start to change the habit by laying down with her in her bed, leaving when she is asleep.
A.B. answers from Tyler on October 29, 2008
We had the same thing happen with out little guy at about one year old. We used the Super Nanny book (Jo Frost) because it had a lot of great suggestions and you're never quite sure which one will work for your child. All her techniques make sense, but we had to try a couple of different ones to find the one that worked for us. We started with putting him in his crib and sitting on the floor beside the crib but out of his reach until he fell asleep. We had to do this several times a night for about 5 nights until he finally slept through the night without us. When he was about 20 months old the whole scenario happened again - I guess we were so tired from taking care of a sick baby that we just didn't have it in us to fight him to stay in his own bed again! But this time he was in his "big boy bed" and so we had to try a different technique- the one all mom's dread - taking him back to his bed 5 million times a night with out talking to him! I thought this one would be terrible on me but it worked really fast and he was back in his bed all by himself within 2 nights. I know it's hard, but just be patient and don't let your emotions get out of control whatever trick you decide to use. As we have to recite to ourselves on a daily basis - this too shall pass! God Bless you in your night time adventure! A. Joy
B.H. answers from Dallas on October 30, 2008
Try getting her a twin bed with railings, and falling asleep next to her for a few days as she gets used to the big girl bed. Then always lay down with her, read, listen to soft music, get a lighted little beta fish tank to put near her so she can have a night light and something to distract her as she falls asleep. Soon enough, you can put her to bed, do the routine, kiss her, and walk out as she drops off. Good luck.
C.G. answers from Dallas on November 03, 2008
My daughter loved "princesses" so I bought her some "princess sheets" and "princess" pillows and a "princess" blankie and told her to "it's time to go to bed now with your "princesses".......hope this helps.
T. answers from Dallas on October 30, 2008
We started a reward chart. For every night she sleeps in her big girl bed, she gets a sticker. When she fills up each row (which would be a week if she does it every night), she gets a new book. It's been working really well. We didn't have the problem with her sleeping in our bed, it was more about her staying in her big girl bed when we transitioned from the crib. She was also a little bit older, I think a few months after she turned 2, so I am not sure if the chart might be too early or not, but I am sure worth a shot! Good luck!