My son, who will be 4 in December, has always been a great sleeper since he was a few months old, naturally (we don't believe in CIO; he just willingly slept through the night), and in his own room. In the past month, he wanted to read and fall asleep in me and my husband's bed, which is perfectly fine by us. Our son was still in his crib.....his own doing...refused refused refused a bed and freaked upon taking his crib apart to convert......so we figured he probably enjoyed just being spread out on our bed without confines. So, we got him a bed, figuring he'll be 4 in a few short months and he's really tall for his age and we have to push him on this one for his own safety and security. After he fell asleep, my husband would transfer him to his room and we'd go to sleep in our bed......however, he would wake in the night and crawl in bed. okay. bed arrived, and he was actually excited about it. while I need to still read and stay until he falls asleep and that's fine by me, he's waking up around 4 am and coming into our room still! I've been leading him back to his room, but he tell me, "I won't sleep alone, please, please, stay with me." I don't know where this sudden fear is coming from, or what its about - I've tried talking about it, creating an anti lion (that's his thing, not monsters) chant, white noise, whatever, but its not working. he just keeps repeating that he doesn't want to sleep alone. I might burn sage to clear the energy, but anything else that I might be missing? he's an only child, i'm not expecting, we haven't moved, he hasn't started school as he stays home with me all day with my attention all day, so..............help!!