getting my 4 yr old to sleep alone

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Registered: 07-27-2008
getting my 4 yr old to sleep alone
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Mon, 07-28-2008 - 12:45am

my 4 yr old sleeps for about 2 hours in his toddler bed witch is placed at the foot of our bed then he wakes he and cries until i let him in my bed.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 07-29-2008 - 11:13am

What is your bedtime routine like?

What time does he go to bed? How close is that to the time you go to bed?

When he wakes up is it because of a bad dream?

What do you do when he wakes up at night? Do you let him cry for a while before going in or do you go in right away?

I'd like to know more about your night time routines and what you've tried to get him to go back to sleep in his own bed before I offer up any suggestions. It will help me and the other board members to better help you.

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Registered: 07-27-2008
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 7:12pm
I start aroun 8 30
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 08-11-2008 - 7:02pm
He's four so 8:30 might be too late to start getting him ready for bed. What time does he get up for the day? Part of this might be because he's overtired. It makes it harder to go to sleep and stay asleep if you are overtired. I'd move his bedtime forward so that lights are off by 8pm. It might be harder for you to make the adjustment though, just to warn you. I have a very hard time getting the kids to bed at a reasonable time in the summer because it is still light out at 8pm. My kids start school next week and I need to make that adjustment right away for everyone's sake otherwise we will have an awful time getting out the door and to school on time.

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