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3yo moves to our bed every night...

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yummycake123 Tue 06-Sep-16 10:46:18

Our 3yo DS goes to sleep fine. We tuck him in, and he goes to sleep (in his bed) on his own within 10-15 minutes.
But he wakes up every night between 11.30-12 and walks into our bed. We move him back to his bed but then the same happens around 3am!
I really don't know what to do! Any ideas on how we can break this habit?

GlitteryFluff Tue 06-Sep-16 10:49:03

Watching as DS does this. He's just turned two.

SleepDeprivedAndCranky Tue 06-Sep-16 10:49:58

The only advice is to keep returning him to his bed. You could do a reward chart. We have the same problem here sad Hence my username

Avebury Tue 06-Sep-16 10:52:15

Depends how much it bothers you. I don't care where people sleep as long as they don't bother me too much so we have a mattress on the floor next to our bed tags anyone who needs it can move to in the night. Otherwise rapid return or some kind of bribe that they get in the morning for staying in their own bed.

AStreetcarNamedBob Tue 06-Sep-16 10:53:36

We just put a baby gate across OUR own bedroom door! He soon got bored standing at the baby gate in the middle of the night smile (Coudln't put the baby gate on his room as he needed to be able to access the toilet in the night)

yummycake123 Tue 06-Sep-16 11:15:23

Thank you for the replies. Usually it wouldn't bother me (sometimes I think "Sod it, he can stay here, I have no energy", and we leave him in our bed) but he's really fidgety and spreads like a starfish. It's so uncomfortable. Will give a reward chart a try. I will keep taking him back into his bed, but I wonder why he always gets up at 11pm. He goes to sleep at 7pm, is that too early?

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