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Keeping Preschooler in Bed at Night?

Keeping Preschooler in Bed at Night? Topic: Before during and after writing activities
June 20, 2019 / By Sky
Question: My son will be five in November and for over a year now, he wakes up and comes in Mommy and Daddy's bed in the middle of the night. We had another baby 8 months ago, so I am pretty tired and unless he comes in right after I go lay down (when I am not passed out), I will make him go back into his room. He doesn't do it all the time, but it's 90% of the time. Sometimes he'll sneak in, sometimes he'll wake me up and then ask to lay next to him, etc. My husband has been putting him to bed and even will sleep all night in his room (falls alseep) and he will still wake up and come into my room. When Dad is not in the bed, most of the time I have no idea he even came in the bed until I wake up for the 1am baby feeding. We just bought him a Cloud B night light, really cool and last night, he came in my bed again with his Cloud B lady bug. I have tried sticker chart, rewards, toys, etc and I am about to loose it. I want my bed back and so does my husband. He doesn't take naps any more at day care and I wake him up at 6:30 am during the weekday, becuase I have to be out the door at 7am. He sleeps in on the weekend until about 8:30am. Bed time is usually around 9-9:30pm. It's later than I would like, but he's never gone to bed before 8pm EVER... even as a baby. What other options are there? I'm not locking him in his room.... We have a touch lamp, a pretend fish tank hanging on the wall next to his bed and we just got him the Cloud B lady bug night light. The cloud B puts stars and moons on the ceiling and had three colors. Has a timer that goes off after 45 minutes. Not the night light..... :(
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Piety Piety | 6 days ago
dear mommy, great write up and question and it seems that you are on target until you are dead tired... i would talk to him...i would tell him no more mommy bed...when he comes in he needs to be placed back in his bed time and time again no exceptions...it is the tiredness that is not letting you be consistent with a routine...so he will know what will happen... i question if baby is in bed with you if so you need to work on that also... you have night lights and all the night time equipment...great job i would offer more active outside time in the late afternoon...i would have a bedtime routine after dinner...bath time and lights dim and tv off and after brushing he is in bed...the activity in the early afternoon should help with an earlier bedtime and sleep though the night he has simply developed a bad habit that has been acceptable because you are dead tired...rightly so relax vote for a best answer and keep up the good work
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Piety Originally Answered: Keeping Preschooler in Bed at Night?
dear mommy, great write up and question and it seems that you are on target until you are dead tired... i would talk to him...i would tell him no more mommy bed...when he comes in he needs to be placed back in his bed time and time again no exceptions...it is the tiredness that is not letting you be consistent with a routine...so he will know what will happen... i question if baby is in bed with you if so you need to work on that also... you have night lights and all the night time equipment...great job i would offer more active outside time in the late afternoon...i would have a bedtime routine after dinner...bath time and lights dim and tv off and after brushing he is in bed...the activity in the early afternoon should help with an earlier bedtime and sleep though the night he has simply developed a bad habit that has been acceptable because you are dead tired...rightly so relax vote for a best answer and keep up the good work
Piety Originally Answered: Keeping Preschooler in Bed at Night?
Try a night light in his room because he might think there ate monsters in the dark and if he has nightmares he wakes up and gets scared and ur the only people there for him

Marylyn Marylyn
Try a night light in his room because he might think there ate monsters in the dark and if he has nightmares he wakes up and gets scared and ur the only people there for him
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