To get her into her own bed I had to take steps. First I started out by laying with her in her own bed and staying there until she fell asleep. The next step was sitting by the side of her bed until she fell asleep. From there I sat at the end of her bed, eventually making my way to standing at the doorway, until she fell asleep. It did take a quite a while but the end
result was a huge success. Eventually I was able to give her a few minutes of cuddle time and kisses, and she could go to sleep without me in sight. Through each of these steps she would still wake up during the night and come to sleep with me. When she was just about five she started sleeping through the night in her own bed without waking. I praised her each time she was a “big girl” and slept in her bed all night long. Some people may think that all sounds absolutely crazy. For me it just came down to “You have to do, what you have to do, to get some sleep.” For those of you how are going through a similar issue, just remember your child won’t always want to be that close to you. It really is just a short period of time, even though it may not feel like it in the moment.
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