Our expert says:
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It's possible he may have had a nightmare, and then grown scared of his bed. Have you tried calmly talking to him about what happened ? Nightmares tend to get remembered, Night Terrors are similar, but even more frightening, and the kid does NOT remember then afterwards. DO have a night-light.
And when you tuck him in bad at night, sit for a while quietly in the room with him. If he falls asleep, of course you leave. If he gets up the first time you tuck him back saying "It's night time now, time to sleep". If he's up again, tuck him in again, but with no comment. And the next time. Let him get the message that he's safe AND staying in his bed.
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