My son is now 3 and I am officially done with cosleeping. It's been great but let's face it, he needs more room and I need nights of sleep where I'm not being kicked, scratched or climbed all over. Not good for a working mom.
Anyway, the battle to sleep in his own bed has been neverending. I tell him it's bedtime, he goes and climbs in my bed. He has TWO beds in the house and refuses to get into his own. His dad and I take turns lying in bed with him but it seems like it's for nothing. I have no problem with him waking up at night and climbing into my bed but i would love to get him to climb into his own at bedtime and stay.
I turn on soft music, turn out the lights (a nightlight comes on after he's sleep), read a book, give him a light massage and nothing.
any suggestions on how to end the cosleeping phase?