1. Anne says:

    Try the “OK to Wake” clock – it gives little kids a better sense of time, without having to be able to tell the time yet. Good luck!

    • effortless says:

      I have been trying to talk Jon into this. He thinks it’s the same thing as saying you can get up when the sun comes up so he isn’t into the idea. I think it would work.

  2. AliJ says:

    We have an 8 year old who likes to come in to sleep with us – we have a queen so there is no way two adults and an 8 year old fit in the bed, comfortably. I made a rule that she can come in during the night but is not allowed to wake me up, unless she’s sick or scared. Two, I just leave a pillow and blankets on the floor next to my side. She’s pretty good about it now since she knows it is an option and understands that Mama is not cranky when she gets up if she gets her 7 hours of sleep so it’s a win for all three of us.

    • effortless says:

      We tried that because we have a loveseat at the end of our bed, but they always wonder out of it and into our bed and then they still aren’t sleeping in their own beds.

  3. Maddie says:

    I tried a reward system to help with sleeping through the night. I printed out a calendar for the fridge and we put a sticker on each day that she didn’t come into mom and dad’s room in the middle of the night. Then in x amount of days/stickers she could get a special treat/toy. You may want to try gradually increasing the timespans of the rewards. Hope this helps 🙂

  4. Heather says:

    Love your blog! I was going to say the same thing Maddie wrote about the reward chart. We did this with our 3 year old. For each night she stayed in her bed all night she got a sticker on her “sleep chart” (a simple piece of paper with grid marks.) After 2 weeks she got a prize of her choosing. Worked like a charm. Good luck! A well rested mom is important for everyone! 🙂

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