What is the most effective way to help your child stay in bed all night?

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A set bedtime routine (bath, bedtime lotion, book, bed) and not running in my DD's room when she fusses in the middle of the night. If she fusses for more than 2 minutes or sounds truly in distress, I will check on her.

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Lisa W added this item on September 9, 2010

Debbie S voted on September 9, 2010

Strawni I commented on September 10, 2010 - give them proper time so that they can sleep...

LynDClutter commented on September 10, 2010 - She can't wake us up or leave her room until the clock turns 6 or later. Of course, if she is sick or scared, she can come anytime.

Anita D voted on September 13, 2010

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Hinda S voted on May 9, 2012

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Just put her straight back to bed with as little fuss as possible. This can be completely exhausting for the parent, but the child learns that she won't be able to stay up for an extra few minutes. Don't even tell her off as that is giving it attention.

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Expat Mum added this item on September 13, 2010

Anita D voted on September 15, 2010

KiwiMama1 voted on January 24, 2011

Kerrigan B voted on April 3, 2013

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Install a motorized monster-under-the-bed that will grab their ankles every time they try and step down onto the floor.

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Nicole P added this item on May 17, 2012

Regina G voted on January 26, 2013

Regina G commented on January 26, 2013 - Seriously funny!

luvmykids voted on February 27, 2013

luvmykids commented on February 27, 2013 - Lol.

Kerrigan B commented on April 3, 2013 - But then they might be scared to go back to there bed

Kerrigan B commented on April 3, 2013 - Lol

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Have a basic routine but have up to a half hour of give in either direction. Getting them into bed when they are *tired enough* but not *too tired* Recognizing when to get bedtime rolling is an art form that takes time to master.

☆ Abbie H added this item on July 11, 2011

M K voted on May 1, 2012

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Have a set bedtime routine, 10 minutes of child-chosen wind-down time (books, coloring, etc.) right before tuck-in, get all needs (potty, water, etc) taken care of in advance, and as little interaction as possible when they try to get out of bed. :)

~Jenna M~ added this item on May 17, 2012

Kerrigan B voted on April 3, 2013

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Talk about their day before bed and help them sleep through the night by ensuring they’re comfortable– offer a nightlight, blanket or disposable underwear if they wet the bed. Always be consistent and calm. -Dawn Meehan, GoodNites NiteLite Panel

Dawn M added this item on September 14, 2010

Anita D voted on September 15, 2010

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Have a devotional on what is good bedtime behavior; Role play bad and good example of response to being asked to go to bed. Reverse roles, let them act the parent and you the kids, display the behaviors. Have rewards for the good behavior.

TeresaV added this item on September 12, 2010

Anita D voted on September 13, 2010

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After bath/story/teeth/potty/prayers, I close the bedroom door. If they open it, my twin girls can't play outside the next day. Open it again, they can't watch anything on tv. It took one day of living with the consequences to squelch their desire to roam

Katherine T added this item on May 6, 2013

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tv and barney

BioMom added this item on April 11, 2013

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Put them down when they are actually tired, as opposed to rigid bedtime. Depending on activities during the day, nap times or skipped naps, kids get tired at different times (just like adults). Kids wake if they kick off their covers on cool nights.

Sadie R added this item on May 5, 2013

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Betty A added this item on April 24, 2013

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depending on how old i mean for my 7 year old he trys to make excuses to get out of bed therfor i dont let him drink anything 30 mins before bed and have him go to the bathroom before laying down also i tell him if he gets up that he wont have psp time

Amber C added this item on September 29, 2010

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I think that just getting a regular schedule down is the trick. Make sure you put your foot down too if they try to veer off the schedule for bedtime. Soothing things like a bath or lotion is probably best. Books are also very good.

Tabitha C added this item on August 24, 2013

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You could do an award thing I do with my kids. You make a chart and hang it up. And everynight they stay in bed they get a star. And i everyday of the.week they get a star then they get a little surprise ( not that big though) :)

Kerrigan B added this item on April 3, 2013

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No high-energy activities before bed-time, just enough filled tummies, bed-time routine, clean and fresh nappies (if still needed), gentle tuck-in, night-light, enough air circulation, and good-night!

MommyR added this item on May 8, 2012

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For my 6 and 7 year old, I have them lay in bed at least 30 minutes before I want them in bed with three books and a head flashlight. My son reads until he gets sleepy and falls asleep on his own. Make sure they pee before going to bed too.

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Betty A added this item on April 24, 2013

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I think that just getting a regular schedule down is the trick. Make sure you put your foot down too if they try to veer off the schedule for bedtime. Soothing things like a bath or lotion is probably best. Books are also very good.

Tabitha C added this item on August 24, 2013

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After bath/story/teeth/potty/prayers, I close the bedroom door. If they open it, my twin girls can't play outside the next day. Open it again, they can't watch anything on tv. It took one day of living with the consequences to squelch their desire to roam

Katherine T added this item on May 6, 2013

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Put them down when they are actually tired, as opposed to rigid bedtime. Depending on activities during the day, nap times or skipped naps, kids get tired at different times (just like adults). Kids wake if they kick off their covers on cool nights.

Sadie R added this item on May 5, 2013

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