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Bed Hopping is getting silly what can I do we are all tired??

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mummyemily Sat 03-Sep-11 18:55:56

Hi my son jut turned 5 has been bed hopping for about six month now and it is now effecting him and me! He moved into a mid sleeper last year due the lack of place for his toys, in the beginning he stayed in it all night for the last six months this has been the routine he has got into - bedtime has story lights out within 15 minutes I hear him move into my bed, go up put him in his bed 10 minutes back in mine sound asleep, i go to bed and put him back in his bed, then anywhere between 12pm and 3am he is up again if his dad hasnt gone to bed he is in with me again if dad is in bed as well he moves into the spare room (very bare and uninviting) . Have spoken to him and ak if there is anything "scarey" in his room I have swapped mattress, quilt and pillows from the spare bed to his and it hasnt made any difference, asked if he i too hot or cold- nothing. Now he says its because when he goes to the toliet at night he is struggling to climb the ladder and climb to the pillow end! the effects of this are now showing he is very tired and get till manages to wake up to move, he is not sleep walking i dont think as he nearly always talks to me when i move him
I have thought of several things i can do but am not sure if any of them are ideal
1. put locks on the outside of the spare and my bedroom doors (but it wont stop him coming into me when i have gone to bed)
2. take him out of the mid sleeper and get him a standard bed
3. take away his night time drink so he wont need the toliet after bed
any other ideas or if anyone has had the same issue

plipplops Sat 03-Sep-11 20:48:17

I'd definitely try taking away the night time drink - if he's waking because he needs a wee then if he doesn't need one he might sleep through?

Could you try a reward system? Is there something he really wants that if he stays in his bed for a week/fortnight/whatever you could give him?

mummyemily Sat 03-Sep-11 21:20:53

tried the reward idea tonight, went to bed at 7.30 and 8 he shouted down to me that he had been for a wee and was going back to hi own bed by 8.30 was sound asleep in my bed again i truely think he tried. going to try and take hi drink away tomorrow - he is not going to like it though

mummyemily Sat 03-Sep-11 21:21:31

sorry about the spelling my "S" is sticking on the laptop!

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