Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jojo | 2007/04/18

Q.

Adjusting to a new bed

Hi my son turns 2 next month and I'm 13weeks pregnant now. We bought my son a 3/4 bed on the weekend and he's napping no problem on it during the day. On Monday he slept very restlessly in the bed, last night he refused to lie on it. I then reverted to putting back into the cot (it's a big cot) and let him relax and fall asleep in the cot. I then moved him later into the bed and he slept there thru the night no problem. I need him to learn to sleep in his bed fromthe start and to not be scared in bed. How do I do this? Was i wrong in giving in and letting him go to sleep in the cot?
I just want him to learn to sleep in a bed without any fears - is the bed too big maybe?
I just don't want him to be afraid of going to bed alone.
Any suggestions?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He is probably a bit young and immature for a big bed now. Give him a lot longer in his cot.

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Posted by: Nomsa | 2007/04/25

Try making the bed interesting for him. My daughter started being interested in her bed when she was 3yrs and we bought her a bedroom suit, she likes the mirrow. And now even when she is sick she refuses to sleep somewhere else except in her bed.

Try buying character duvets and something he likes. Don't push him let him do it on his own.

Good luck!!

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