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How do you get a 2 and a half year old to stay in bed all night?

how do u get a 2 and a half year old to stay in bed all night, when he was really good at going to bed and staying in bed all night instead of coming out 3,4 or 5 times a night??? and then i find if he doesnt have a good night sleep i know we are in for a bad day especially his little sister as he is then grumpy, hope you can help me with some ideas ???

Maree...
Answer: Hi, The most important thing is he goes to bed on his own initially at night so when he wakes on his light sleep he can resettle himself again. When he gets up you need to put him straight back over and over and over again only letting him know it`s time to sleep and leave, babies and toddlers learn from repetition and he needs to know it`s not ok to be getting up. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 29 Jun 2009