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How to get 3 1/2 year old to sleep in own bed

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My 3 1/2 year old daughter has been cosleeping with us since she was just a couple weeks old. All 3 of my children co sleep. But it's getting to the point where I'm being kicked out of my bed. There have been plenty of nights where I just walked across the hallway and slept in my 3 1/2 year olds bed because I literally fell out of my bed. I've tried to get her to sleep in her own bed, she will for a couple hours but then it's right back to digging toes into my ribs until I move closer and closer to the edge of my bed.. and finally BOOM I'm on my butt on the floor. My 2 year old daughter gets up because her sister does, My 1 year old son wakes up several times a night just for cuddles. I want to try to start small and at least get my girls in their beds. Has anyone made this transition? How did you go about it? 

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Well, I'd like to get my 4 yo DD out of my bed. I think we're going to start w/putting her bed next to mine, then a couple feet away, then eventually in her own room. The idea of sleeping in her own room is such a foreign concept to her that I know it wouldn't go over at all at this point. So, we're going to try baby steps. :)

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Originally Posted by Namaste Amma View Post

Well, I'd like to get my 4 yo DD out of my bed. I think we're going to start w/putting her bed next to mine, then a couple feet away, then eventually in her own room. The idea of sleeping in her own room is such a foreign concept to her that I know it wouldn't go over at all at this point. So, we're going to try baby steps. :)

That's a good idea. My bedroom is very small as I have my kid's beds in the master bedroom, I'm sure we could figure out a way to rearrange it somehow. Thank you. I feel bad for wanting her out of my bed, but at the same time I know that none of us are getting the amount of sleep we need to function the next day.

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