Evening all, how many of you have children that use to sleep on their own beds as toddlers, but from around age of 3-4 didn't sleep in their bed, would have massive meltdowns and anxiety about sleeping in their own bed so for an easier time you would let them sleep in your bed and got stuck in a rut as every night that's what your child would expect? Well my son is a few years older now and tonight I don't know how I managed it but he's in his own bed, granted I had to lie in his bed with him holding his hand...he wants me to sleep there all night. Now this is where I need advice, do I stay with him all night or do I leave and sleep in my bed with my husband for the first time in what feels like forever. I worry incase my son wakens and realises I'm not there then it's a massive meltdown in the middle of the night... Not something I would want to handle during the night. Any advice on how to deal with this matter would be appreciated and please be kind, trying to do the right thing
its separation anxiety or scared and something is making his room uncomfortable. some autistic children benefit and do well with audio stimulation or a movie playing to settle them off to sleep. friend uses iPad to get her daughter to stay in bed.
Thank you for replying. I do think it's separation anxiety with him. We have tried the pad approach previously, didn't work, we tried for about 3-4weeks but had no positive results at all. I guess it's all trial and error as they say.