When our 2 year old son was a baby, he would sleep in his crib. However, once he turned about 7 months old, he didn’t like sleeping there anymore, so we would just have him sleep in our bed to avoid waking up so much at night and to catch some sleep.
When our daughter was born, we decided right away that we would train her to sleep in her crib no matter what. Thus, our arrangement is that Edward, Adan, and I sleep on our queen-sized bed (not ideal for 3 people) and Christy sleeps in her crib.
We want our son to sleep in the toddler bed that we got him, but he is too scared, even though his bedroom is like 5 steps away from ours. Last night he fell asleep in our bed, so I carried him to his bed. Around 3:00am, he woke up crying. I got him right away because I didn’t want him to wake up Christy. So off he went to our bed. He kept tossing and turning and whimpering like he was scared that he had found himself asleep in his own bed.
It’s not the biggest bother in the world that he sleeps with us, but we would really enjoy having more space in our small bed. I know now that we shouldn’t have let him sleep with us in the first place, but it’s a little too late for regrets.
Any suggestions on how to get him to sleep a full night in his toddler bed? Is the deception that he found himself asleep in his own bed after he had fallen asleep in ours making it worse??