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25 Sep 2007

Not sleeping in her own bed
My daughter is 2 half years old. We recently went on holiday for 3 weeks and she shared a room with my husband and I. We are struggling to get her back to her own bed. She wakes up during the night and gets into our bed, this is causing disruption in our sleep. Has anyone got any advice as to what we can do? My husband carries her continuously to her own bed but she comes right back.
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

This is a very common problem which has been dealt with many times on this forum. When she appears at your bed immediately take her back to her bed and close the door. If she starts crying let her cry for at least 5 minutes before going to her. Each time leave her a minute longer before going to her. Eventually she will get the message. It may even take more than one night to sort out this problem.It requires a lot of dtermination and 'tough love' If she is nervous about being in her room a nightlight will be of benefit. Don't give in and let her sleep in your bed even once as this will only make the problem worse.
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