Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Hmom | 2011-06-14


Her or our room

Prof, this isnt medical but your opinion would be dearly appreciated.

My little girl, 2 and half this month is still sleeping in mine and hubby (her dad)''s room. She sleeps in her own camp cot next to me. She does have her own room with all her toys and her own bed made up with her favourite character etc and she loves playing in there BUT after her bath at night she goes to our room and wants to be put in her cot. I have explained that the other room is hers and i constantly ask her when she is going to sleep there as a reminder but she says no wants to sleep in her cot in our room. I have tried moving the cot in her room but she didnt like that. Of course everyone is telling us she should be in her own room BUT i feel that she is such a pleasant, rustig and happy child and the three of us are very close - she is at creche all day as i can only collect her at 17:00. I truly think it is becasue she feels secure sleeping by us and i want HER to make the choice when SHE is ready to sleep in her own room - what do you think i should do ?

Expert's Reply



It is definitely time for your little girl to be in her own room.She is fortunate to have such a lovely bedroom. Emphasise that she is a big girl now. Make a big fuss about her lovely bedroom. Read to her when she is in her own bed in her room and if possible let her fall asleep while you are reading to her. Or otherwise kiss her goodnight after reading a story and leave her room. If she appears in your room she must be gently taken back to her own bed.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2011-06-15

Ha! Ha! Nikky.

Hmom, all 5 of us are sleeping in our bedroom. The 2 and the 5 yearolds on camping mattresses on the floor and the 9 month old in his cot and in our bed. Thats the way we get the most rest. We gave up...

Anyhow, how about starting with her afternoon naps in her own room? then when she''s comfortable with that, move her to her bedroom at night. It will probably take a while for her to settle in, so be prepared for some sleep-sacrifice...but if she''s a good sleeper she''ll adapt in no time.

best of luck!

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Posted by: Nikky | 2011-06-14

Have another baba to keep her company in her room!

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