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    Default Scared of bed.

    My almost 3yo has been a great sleeper most of his life, but since our Christmas holiday he's seems scared to sleep. The holiday was 2 weeks in a bed in his own room at MIL's, 4 nights in a hotel where he feel asleep on the bed and was moved to the top bunk over bed once asleep, and 1 night at FIL's house on a blowup.

    We are now having trouble getting him to stay I'm his bed. To the point after 2 hours of try g I took him for a drive and he fell asleep in the car. I transferred him to bed and he stayed there all night.

    I'm not coping with a lot of stuff atm and him having a fear of sleep I know it will crack me soon.

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    Can you lay with him until he's asleep? Then slowly wean him off it? Maybe he is feeling a bit insecure after all changes of the holiday and needs a bit of comfort?

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    Its not really an option for us atm. Nor is bed sharing for a fe reason.

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    Does he have a nightlight or anything? Is it possible to have him fall asleep in the lounge or somewhere and then transfer him for a while until you are ready?

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    What is your toddlers day like? (Naps etc). What is the bedtime routine like? (Quiet, non-stimulating?)

    Maybe try and tackle it slowly over a week... Find a book at the local library (or a video book on you tube) about a child sleeping in his/her own bed. Read the book every night. Use the book as a platform to say if your DS stays in his own bed he gets XYZ reward in the morning (sticker, whatever). Just an idea - this would work with my eldest - may not work with your child though.

    Good luck

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    He has a night light, i offer to leave his light on. He has quite a few toys he cycles in his bed. He wont fall asleep anywhere other then his bed or the car. Occasionally if I wear him he will fall asleep.

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    Default Scared of bed.

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    What is he scared of?

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    The only thing that popped out to me is that in the hotel he would have woken up on the top bunk, he might have been afraid of the hight, maybe he's scared that will happen again.
    Seems like the issue is going to sleep, once asleep he's ok so maybe let him fall asleep on the couch and transfer later doesn't have to be a permanent thing just for a few days till he forgets what he's scared about.

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    I just tried the drive tonight as i hadn't had a chance to read most replies. He woke as soon as he was in his bed. The noise is the aircon. I can't turn it off or he will overheat and get night terrors.
    I'll look for the suggested books and try them. Tonight he can sit on the lounge with mum for an hour to see if he calms or sleeps.


 

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