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How do i convince DD 3.7 there are not monsters in her bedroom.....????

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papaya Tue 19-Aug-08 20:00:34

shes VERY imaginative, nursery have mentioned they have never seen anyone this young with such a vivid imagination, she tell stories, makes up songs, does very creative drawings etc etc etc.....not sure if this is responsible for her imagination at nighttime but i am sure it has something to do with it.

At the moment she wakes up at nighttime crying and very distressed because ....

"mummy the shadows scare me"
"theres monsters in here that come out when you go back..."
"monsters live under my bed"
"monters are in my wardrobe"
"your bedroom has princesses inside, mine is a dungeon"

?!?!?!?!?!!? they go on.....
Her bedroom is a beautiful pink and white room (NOTHING like a dungeon may i add!!!) she now sleeps with the light on which gave up temporary respite. Now the hall light has to go on, her night light, her bedroom light, we have to leave the blinds open... I am running out of things to do to make her feel better, whilst all the time i clarify monsters are only pretend etc etc

What can i do?? when she wakes up upset and very scared how can i reassure her? I dont want to ever think I am leaving her in her bed alone and scared? Last night I let her get in to bed with me, which i dont want to make a habit of either.

Help!!

NigellaTheOriginal Tue 19-Aug-08 20:05:26

i slept for years with a bracelet made of blue buttons around my left ankle. it was mgic and kept away bad fairies.
or do a monster hunt before bed. check all corners, under bed, in drawres?

MarkStretch Tue 19-Aug-08 20:07:30

Monster Spray!

Give her a spray water bottle and tell her it has got magic potion in it to spray at the monsters to make them go away.

nell12 Tue 19-Aug-08 20:09:05

I agree with Nigella... do a monster hunt with dd at bed time.

Get a special teddy/ toy that will sit in dds room and scare the monsters away.

Califrau Tue 19-Aug-08 20:10:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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