9 Easy Steps to Getting a Toddler to Sleep in Her Own Bed

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

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Step 3: Try not to cry when said toddler sees through your rouse and informs you that she will only sleep in ‘Mommy’s 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! 

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17 thoughts on “9 Easy Steps to Getting a Toddler to Sleep in Her Own Bed

    1. As long as I can get her in her bed for the night, I’m ok with this arrangement for now πŸ˜‚ I’m sure she’ll come around to actually falling asleep in her bed eventually πŸ˜‚

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  1. Hi N,

    You make mummy-hood seem like a wonderful adventure, I can’t wait!

    Lol @ “manically happy sing song” Ah, I can manage that bit effortlessly.

    I remember by little niece crying and “fighting” with sleep just because she wanted to stay up and play. She’d yawn tiredly and cry even louder. It was hilarious.

    Note to myself: Get all the sleep you can now, for a time shall come when you shall be sleep-deprived but loving it nonetheless. πŸ˜€

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    1. Hahaha! I’m glad I can make the adventure seem enjoyable πŸ˜‚ Motherhood has its ups and downs like everything else, though the ups are always better and more memorable than the downs πŸ˜„

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  2. Hi N,

    You make mummy-hood seem like a wonderful adventure, I can’t wait!

    Lol @ “manically happy sing song” Ah, I can manage that bit effortlessly.

    I remember my little niece crying and “fighting” with sleep just because she wanted to stay up and play. She’d yawn tiredly and cry even louder. It was hilarious.

    Note to myself: Get all the sleep you can now, for a time shall come when you shall be sleep-deprived but loving it nonetheless. πŸ˜€

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  3. Good luck! We are hoping we’ll be able to shift Baby Girl from being rocked to sleep every night to rocking for a few songs and lying her down so she’ll go to sleep on her own. All of this bedtime stuff is so much easier said than done!

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  4. This is an awesome post. Definitely brought a smile to my face! πŸ˜ƒ Consistsncy is the key. And patience.. And making them feel like they have a part in the decision making even when they’re not. I truly loved this and saving to my Pintrest Page!πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ˜„ Consistency is definitely the key to the whole thing! The minute you give in, months of progress go down the drain πŸ˜‚

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