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Its time for DD to be sleep in her own bed, she's become quite the bedhog and soon there won't be room for my belly and bodypillow and her. She recently started STTN<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">, which is amazing! But I'm having trouble getting her to fall asleep at night and I think that moving to her own bed will only make that worse. I've tried laying in her bed with her, but my back can only handle the toddler bed for a few minutes.<br><br>
So I guess my question is how to get her fall asleep in her own bed. Any ideas?<br><br>
My other concern is that if she wakes up in the middle of the night and has to potty, I'm afraid I won't hear and make it to her in time.
 

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What worked really well for us is setting up a twin bed next to our bed and transitioning DS to that, and then eventually moving him into his own room for naps, and eventually night time shortly after DD was born. He seemed to transition better because he didn't like being woken frequently by her at night and appreciated getting better sleep in his own room. As far as getting him to fall asleep in his own bed, I laid with him from a very young age and patted his back to sleep/nursed. Over time I lessoned the patting and he was so used to the routine that eventually we got to a point where I could just kiss his head and say goodnight and he'd go to sleep. Now he's in a full bed and goes to sleep easily on most nights, but DH still likes to lay in bed with him (and use it as an opportunity to take a snooze <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).<br><br>
In order to hear her for pottying, how about setting up a baby monitor and having her alert you? My DS is pretty enthralled with the monitor and gets a kick out of talking to me through it. A twin bed might be a better option for you to lay with her so it's more comfortable <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I second the twin bed next to the big bed! This is what my 3yo does, while his little brother & I share the big bed. But I'm not in any hurry to move him out of my room, we just needed more space.
 
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