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Transitioning a 2 year old to their own bed Ava-Elise+1 [8.6.14] Due August 6; 1 child; San Antonio, TX, United States 12664 posts
13th Mar '13

How did you do it? Any tips? Right now DD sleeps with me and if she is even 5 inches away she cries or whimpers. But I am ready for her to sleep in her own bed since she always ends up next to me and in my back. I need my bed back! Help!

BRiATCH ♥ 1 child; California 3497 posts
13th Mar '13

WATCHING, cuz I am right there with you girl. Except mine will cry till she vomits when I try to put her somewhere else :(

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
13th Mar '13

yeeeahhn watching! mine still nurses about 4 times a night

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Damon Loves Elena:" How did you do it? Any tips? Right now DD sleeps with me and if she is even 5 inches away she cries or ... [snip!] ... But I am ready for her to sleep in her own bed since she always ends up next to me and in my back. I need my bed back! Help!"


I put dd's bed next to mine and started moving it further and further away

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
13th Mar '13

I used to lay down with dean in his toddler bed, then sneak out once he was asleep, I used body pillows to prop under him so he felt something else in bed with him... he would sleep most of the night in his bed then come to my bed by 5am lol



when we moved, i put his bed in my bedroom, and he was pretty good about laying down by himself in his bed as long as he could see me,

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
13th Mar '13

The problem we have that I can't get around is that any time I try anything like putting him down in a new bed "like on the floor next to mine of in his room" he gets so excited about "somthing new" that the nap is gone! He is so excited about the idea of a new bed that he will not sleep!



The few times I nursed him in my arms and then put him down in his tot bed when he woke to find himself in a new land of fun.... well sleep was messed up for the next few days.