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4 year old night wakings


My 4 year old started waking up in the middle of the night going on 3 weeks ago. He runs to our bed and insists on sleeping with us. Sounds cute, but it’s not. He kicks, flings his arms, lays on top of us. My husband and I haven’t had a good sleep since. I thought I tackled the sleep when he was a baby, I don’t know what this regression is. How do I stop it? I’ve tried to bribe, Ive even tried taking away tv. Anyone have any ideas?

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Nov 06, 2019

    We have two methods going. One is a rule that you can t come in our bed until the clock has a 6 on it. My almost five yr old is really good with this. He gets a penny if he does this, and when he gets 40 he gets a prize but what seemed to really motivate him is a few nights of quality sleep. I pointed it out how much better he behaved and seemed to feel, and it clicked for him. Having the clock there helps him know when he can come in. If they do come in before 6, we walk them Back to their rooms, help them go back to sleep , but no penny in the morning