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How to get my 2yr to sleep in her bed in HER room marria**87 Due August 5 (boy); 35 kids; North Carolina 26 posts
5th Jun '13

Hi, My husband and I are ok with co sleeping with babies however with our 2nd little girl she decided to stay longer. So around feb I had enough and put her in her toddler bed...by my side of the bed bc she would always wake up in the middle of the night calling me so i would just put my hand on her and she would go back to sleep....Now she sleeps in her bed no problem..except she will wake up one time around 330 am and sit up to make sure she can see me..so when I tried putting her in her own room she would wake up at 330 and come to my bed, my belly is too big and its too painful to get up and put her in her bed so i just put her in mine (bad idea i know) so i moved her bed back into my room ugh!! i need sleep and space before i have this new bub. What can I do, oh also she still has a sippy cup at night STRICTLY water nothing else i broke her out of milk when she turned 1...which one should I tackle first? the cup or getting her out of my room? and how long will it take? Thank you everyone :roll:

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74914 posts
5th Jun '13

I would work on the sleep issue. If it's too painful for you to get up then your husband should get up and put her back. If you want to her to be sleeping in her room then you guys are just going to have to put her back when she comes into your room. You can't really keep her from waking up and walking to your room. She will eventually get used to it and sleep through the night. I don't see the issue if it's just water. But you could give her a drink right when she lays down and tell her if she gets thirsty to let you know, that way she isn't just laying down with it.

mommy2thing1&thing2 Due November 11 (girl); 2 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 3064 posts
5th Jun '13

my 2 year old still goes to bed with a sippy cup, i dont think thats a huge deal id work on getting her to sleep in her room. have you tried locking her door or something to keep her inside her room?

marria**87 Due August 5 (boy); 35 kids; North Carolina 26 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting mommy2thing1&thing2:" my 2 year old still goes to bed with a sippy cup, i dont think thats a huge deal id work on getting her to sleep in her room. have you tried locking her door or something to keep her inside her room?"


lol oh my gosh! if I closed that door on her she would scream bloody murder haha we sleep with doors open at our house, I thought about putting a baby gate up but it all comes down to someone getting up and putting her back in her bed. :( my husband is in training an wont be home until like 3 wks before im due so it really sucks, my daughter sleeping in her bed in my room doesnt bother me but when the new baby comes she will HAVE to go into her room so I was hoping it would be easier than this bc ive been trying for atleast a month in her room and im just super tired

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74914 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting marria**87:" lol oh my gosh! if I closed that door on her she would scream bloody murder haha we sleep with doors ... [snip!] ... room so I was hoping it would be easier than this bc ive been trying for atleast a month in her room and im just super tired"

She will eventually get used to her own bed, her own room and sleep through the night. If it really is too uncomfortable for you to take her back to her room then I would just let her stay, as long as you're putting her to sleep in her own bed she won't keep coming into your room. She just needs time to get used to it. You could set up a little area next to your bed, just blankets/pillows for her to sleep on if she does come in the middle of the night. That way she's not IN your bed but you also don't have to get up.

marria**87 Due August 5 (boy); 35 kids; North Carolina 26 posts
5th Jun '13
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. , Richmond, VA, United States 74914 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting marria**87:" genius! lol i didnt think of that one yet, yea she would probably hate leaving her bed to come sleep on the floor...awe that sounds horrible....but it just might work"

Aww lol Well good luck.