Step 1: Start the toddler’s bedtime routine with a manically happy sing song voice to throw her off the scent
Step 2: Make it seem like sleeping in her ‘big-girl bed’ is an awesome reward for good behavior and that you envy her amazingly awesome bed
Step 4: Try to bribe her with promises of chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast if she sleeps in her own bed.
Step 5: Try not to panic when she still refuses to even entertain the possibility of not co-sleeping
Step 6: Give up and let your triumphant 2yr old climb into your bed with her 27 soft toys and miscellaneous things-I-must-sleep-with-or-I-won’t-sleep
Step 7: Wait for her to fall asleep
Step 8: Very gently lift the tiny snoring bundle from your side and shift her to her own bed
Step 9: Pat yourself on the back for a job well done and inform everyone who cares to listen that your child definitely sleeps in her own bed at night!