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#1 of 9 Old 07-07-2014, 10:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
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help!! my 4yo won't sleep in her bed

i don't know what happened all of a sudden, but my 4yo daughter won't stop coming into our bed in the middle of the night!

do you think it's nightmares or something? what can i do to help her get through the nights?

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I'm having similar struggles with my 5 year old... Will watch this thread for sure!
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Can they start the night out in mom's bed? My 5YO has never slept anywhere else.


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Must be a nightmare, ask her about it. And if it is, try making up a story of a sleep guard who will scare away all the nightmares and will protect her.
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I think it's nightmare. Try asking her the reason why she runs at your room in the middle of the night. There must be something that scares her at night.

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The better way to do to help your 4 yo daughter, ask her for what the reason why she runs into your bedroom in the middle of the nights and guide her.
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Absolutely, ask her about the reason and work on that. If it's nightmares, a "sleep guard" as Elizabeth suggested might work very well: Get a toy animal of a fierce species and explain that it will scare away nightmares. My brother used to sleep with a gigantic rubber spider next to his pillow for this purpose.

If you think she does not really need to be with you and just needs a reminder to stick around in her own bed and try to get back to sleep, here's the approach that worked for us:
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.o...o-parents-bed/

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Can they start the night out in mom's bed? My 5YO has never slept anywhere else.
ditto this! all three of my children co-slept and did it beyond the age of 4

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Can she sleep with you for a while? Maybe she just needs to be close to you and will move back to her bed when she's ready. My 4 year old and 2 year old are still in my bed, baby due in November will be in there too, we just put a twin bed up against our queen bed so everyone fits
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