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drtics
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My 5 year old daughter will NOT sleep in her own bed... HELP!

My 5 year old daughter refuses to sleep in her own bed at night. It has become a regular battle over the past few months, crying uncontrollably aka meltdown. This results to her finding her way into our bed at night, whether it be us giving in or simply waking up to her chirpy smile in the morning. I need some helpful and loving tips/techniques to help aid us in this matter. Thank you.
Becky
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jenhubbard781
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Registered: ‎09-24-2013

Re: My 5 year old daughter will NOT sleep in her own bed... HELP!

Stand firm and stay consistant. when she comes in your room keep picking her up and putting her back in her own room. she will give in eventually. I had to do the same with mine. Stand your ground. tell her you love her but she has to sleep in her own bed. don't give up. never give up. its hard.. very very hard... and it will wear you out.. but don't give up. keep putting her in her own bed over and over.. good luck!

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darmd2010
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If you can sit in there with her until she falls asleep but make sure she lays down to bed every night at the same time. Routine is your best friend and you will have to sit it out. If she falls asleep in there even if she wakes up and gets in your bed eventually she will sleep there all night. It took me 2 years of doing it but now my son sleeps in his own bed.
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redneckgirl2104
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Re: My 5 year old daughter will NOT sleep in her own bed... HELP!

Our 4 year old has slept in our room since she was an infant and the recent transition to her own room was similar to yours but now she sleeps in her room thanks to us reading stories, saying prayers and we also got her a lava lamp to watch and keep on during the night! She sometimes still comes up to our room in the middle of the night but I carry her back and tell her she's "the best big girl in her big girl room and to have sweet dreams and we'll see you in the morning." It takes time and patience but you gotta stand your ground! :smileyhappy:
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mishibdoll
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Tell her if she wants to sleep in your room she's going to have to stay on the floor. Eventually she'll just be uncomfortable and go sleep in her own comfy big girl bed!
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jennnin
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My daughter did the same thing...we had the bedtime fairy (tooth fairy's sister) come and leave notecards with a count of how many days she had slept in her own bed. Once she had gone 45 days, she got a gift. Sometimes she got a little thing from like Target's dollar bin and stuff, but she loved it. She's 8 now and in her own bed! It was a fun incentive. Yes, there were nights where she cried, and flipped, but most nights she was anxious to see what was going to be under her pillow the next morning. All the while I encouraged her as well. I was making cards every night...but I had fun with it! Lots of fairy dust (ultra fine glitter). It's everywhere now again...lol...good luck!  IMG_3444.JPGIMG_3450.JPGIMG_3448.JPGIMG_3445.JPG

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mishibdoll
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That's adorable!
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empoweringchildren1
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Re: My 5 year old daughter will NOT sleep in her own bed... HELP!

Spend a lot of time with her in her bedroom. And I would do it an hour before her actual bedtime. Reading and some calm activities.

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julie49673
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Registered: ‎09-30-2013

Re: My 5 year old daughter will NOT sleep in her own bed... HELP!

I know that can be frustrating. But I believe once your child feels like she is being "mature", "independent" and "acting like a big girl" she will want to sleep in her own bed. During the day, when she is displaying these qualities, be sure to point them out to her so you show her how she already embodies these qualities of greatness. She just needs to be shown that she has these qualities within herself. Once she starts seeing herself as independent and mature, she will start to act out this way, and will no longer seek to sleep in your bed since she see's herself and identifies herself with being independent and mature. You can go to my site for additional information www.gettingback2greatness.com

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Eleonora H
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Re: My 5 year old daughter will NOT sleep in her own bed... HELP!

Stay firm...Hold your gounds... This is your daughter we are talking about, not your dog. I have been living for 12 years in US now and I still can't understand most parenting technics. We take care of our children the same way we were rised - with love. I have 10 year old dauther and every night I read to her and spend 10 to 30 min after lights go out in her bed. She loves my hugs and I cherish the time we have to cuddle. I only have another probably 2 years to enjoy it, before she starts getting anoyed with everything we (the parents) do. So why not enjoy it. And if she occaisionally wakes up at night, instead of letting her in in our bed (which will roin both of our sleeps), I go with her back to her bed and lai down with her. This has helped her feel much more secure and she sleeps pretty well. My husband does the same with our 8 year-old son. You would think that we are exosted, but unless someone is sick, we actually have very good nights sleep. 

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