Get your child used to sleeping alone
- Come up with a symbol of a calm sleep. It can be a toy that the child will hug when falling asleep. And it’ll be easy for them to fall asleep not only in their own bed, but in any place.
- Move to a new bed together. If the child has been sleeping with their parents, the mom can sleep with them in their new bed in the beginning. This way the child will get used to the new bed together with their mother, and then will eventually be ready to fall asleep alone.
- Increase motivation. If personal motivation isn’t strong enough, it’s essential to find new sources. You can pick out new bed sheets or some other accessories together with your child: glow in the dark stars for the ceiling, a cute nightlight, and a dream catcher are perfect options.
Every mother has her own parenting secrets. Share in the comments how you trained your child to use the potty. Or maybe you have your own tips on how to put your child to bed or feed a picky eater?
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