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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Michelle | 2008/01/15

Q.

4 year old still in our bed

PLEASE HELP ! ! ! My 4 year old son, refuses to sleep in his own bed... And if he does fall asleep in his bed, early morning, 02h00 he will come through to our room and climb in our bed... What can I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very common problem and may be very difficult to sort out now. You just have to take him back to his own bed when he comes to your bed at night. Simply lead him back to his bed, kiss him goodnight and leave the room immedaitely.You may have to do this several times in a night at first. Do not give in even for onenight. It may take several nights to get this right and it will be traumatic at times but you have to 'tough love' this one through if you want to stop this pattern of your 4 year old coming to your bed every night.

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