Question by  69thblock (23)

My toddler still sleeps with me, how can I stop this?

I am afraid it will be a hard habit to break.


Answer by  malone (4817)

It'll be difficult to break the habit and it's your fault, so buck up. Most parents give up after 5 minutes. It is a HUGE disservice to your child to continue letting him sleep with you. Set a bedtime and stick to it. Wear headphones and turn up the volume.


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

You will have to stop it sooner rather than later. The best way is to just stop it outright. You can allow your child to sleep in their room with the light on until they adjust then use a nightlight after that. It will be hard and they will whine but you have to stay firm.


Answer by  Haag004 (17)

Set a bed time and follow a routine. First bath, then story book, finally tucked in with lights out. He may get up several times but each time, gently pick him back up and place him in his bed again. Do not give into the crying.


Answer by  jupiterfox (328)

Asking your child why he still has the need to sleep with you is great and start putting him in own bed for a short time at first,then longer.


Answer by  timmsa (577)

You can try putting him in his bed with a piece of your clothing, because this has your smell. Try and put him to bed before you go to bed.


Answer by  Kay67 (122)

If your toddler sleeps in a crib, think about buying a bed for them. When it is bedtime, lay down with the child making them feel comfortable until they fall asleep. After a few days sit on the edge of the bed letting the child know you are still there. Also, be firm about a bedtime.

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