When you’re exhausted, it’s natural to take the path of least resistance… but, if your little guy keeps sneaking into your bed at night, you can untrain your child’s sneakaroo habits. .
🖍Start working on this during the daytime when there are no other changes or stresses occurring. .
🖍Create a sleep coloring book with simple drawings of where everyone in family sleeps. Let your LO color in this and then talk about it afterwards. .
🖍Make a step-by-step outline showing what you’d like your child to do if he wakes up in the night. Practice this together in the daytime and take photos to use on your board. Be very specific like…if you wake up during the night... roll-over and hug your pillow, and then think about … (pick a favorite family time). .
. 🖍In the middle of the night, if your child arrives at your bed, pick a one-liner like, “back to bed” and say the same thing with a no-kidding around voice. If you need to walk your child back, keep saying the same thing. No hugs or kisses. Your child will likely wake up more frequently for a few nights…but if you’re firm and consistent…the little guy will adjust. .
🖍The next morning, ‘gossip’ with your little one’s favorite teddy bear about how well Sammy did sleeping in his own bed. .
Is your stinker sneaking in bed each night? .
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