How To Get Your Child To Sleep In Their Own Bed

Harry having a sleep in his own bed


So how do you get your child to sleep in their own bed? This is a question I personally can’t answer as Harry still likes to take up residency in our room. I hold my hands up and take full responsibility for this as I was the one putting him in bed with us from being a baby. I was in a catch 22 situation, I had a baby who wouldn’t sleep accept if he was next to me and I needed sleep, so at the time ‘ making a rod for my own back’ was eclipsed by exhaustion. This nightly struggle has carried on to the present day. Things have got better and Harry will go to bed in his own room but by morning my personal little hot water bottle is wrapped around me. In total contrast, Charley has always slept in her own cot, first in our room and then from 8 months in her own room. She refuses to even lay down in our bed and there have been nights when I wished she would just curl up next to me so I can get an hours sleep. All children are different and Harry will grow out of it eventually but if like me you could do with a few practical tips to assist the transition here’s some fully qualified ex-bedsharing Mums with how they reclaimed their child free rooms ……….


And finally, probably the best advice you can take – Aby –  Never let them in your bed in the first place  –    Thanks, Aby  !!!!    


I hope these tips will help you now & in the future. If you have any advice or thoughts on sharing a bed with your child then comment below.




6 responses to “How To Get Your Child To Sleep In Their Own Bed”

  1. These are some really good tips. Mine never much liked sleeping in my bed. When they were very small they did but they just stopped. It makes me a little sad actually as I would have liked the occasional snuggle! We use LOADS of these though! We have gro blinds and gro clocks and all sorts and they seem to work! #postsfromtheheart

  2. Aww I read this with real interest as my son who is a teenager still hates to sleep on his own. It’s a tough one. He now has our dog sleep in his room and that has helped hugely. Let’s say it’s been quite a journey this whole sleeping in your own room in this house. Some lovely tips here for those starting this stage #postsfromtheheart

  3. Mama Grace says:

    Great advice for anyone that’s struggling. Mine has never been in my bed and went into her own room at 6 months, so she doesn’t know any different. Sssh don’t tell her! #PostsFromTheHeart

  4. Nicola says:

    I am thankful to say that I have never had this problem, but we were strict from day one. When they were toddlers if either of mine came into our bed in the night they had a quick cuddle and then straight back to bed. It worked well…I’m not perfect though, I got up to give my son milk several times a night until he was nearly 3!!! #postsfromtheheart

  5. Kat says:

    Good advice but I think we’ll just let Willow grow out of it. I quite like it if I’m honest – not the random fist in the face or feet in the belly though! #Postsfromtheheart

  6. Crummy Mummy says:

    We regularly have all 5 of us in our bed – I’d have bought a super king if I’d known!! #postsfromtheheart

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