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    I posted this on the daily yesterday but either no one saw or no one had any suggestions. Hope no one saw becuase I need help! lol.

    Dylan has been coming into our room every single night since Christmas and sleeping on our hardwood floor. At first he was scared to stay in his room by himself. He played some video games with DH's cousins at Christmas. I told them not to play the bad ones in front of him but apparently they didn't listen. Urgh.
    I was ok with it at first but I need it to stop now. It can't be good for Dylan's body to be sleeping on rock hard floor. Dylan says that most of the time he doesn't even remember coming in. I believe him because he's a sleep walker and talker. But sometimes I don't even hear him come in. So how am I supposed to get him to stay in his room? Any ideas? Is anyone else going through this?

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    DD - Dakota - November 3, 2005
    DD - Savannah - September 25, 2007

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    Dimitri was doing this for a long, long time. I think he liked the comfort of being close to mom and dad. We just got the boys a new bunk bed and he is finally staying in his own room without an issue. How about a cool new blanket for his bed? Or a neat nightlight? Something that he thinks is cool maybe will keep him in his own room? Just an idea. ??
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    Dylan likes that comfort too. He doesn't like being the only one that doesn't get to sleep with someone. (The girls share a room) I completely understand where he's coming from because I don't like sleeping by myself either. But, it just sucks because he's been so good in the house for an entire year and now all the sudden he's in our room every single night. I tried asking him what I can do to make his room better and he says nothing.
    I'm wondering if I should tell him to go sleep on the floor in the girls room instead? Their door is inches away from his door so maybe he'd do it for a couple nights and then realize that it's not really worth it. I don't know. Ah!! lol.

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    DD - Dakota - November 3, 2005
    DD - Savannah - September 25, 2007

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    If it really is sleepwalking, I don't think there's much you can do. Have you tried walking him back to his room when you do hear him? I would try that first to see if he is truly sleepwalking or if something is bothering him.
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    Poor Dylan, and poor Mom and Dad!
    Could you put a sleeping bag on the ground as his target and move it closer and closer to his room over the next few weeks? That's just a random strange idea I had, but who knows? Could you also set up an incentive system for making points for nights he stays in his room? He could work toward a reward after so many days in his room?
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    We have walked him back to his room but he eventually comes back, usually while we're sleeping. He's so quiet we don't even here them.
    Dylan loves money, so we tried to bribe him. Awful, I know. But we offered him 50 cents every night he stayed in his bed. It didn't work. He watched his sisters earned 50 cents every day and he still did not stay in his bed. We stopped that after 2 weeks because the girls were getting too much money, lol. Maybe I should try that one again?
    Because he brings his own blanket from his bed and just sleeps on our floor, I don't think the sleeping bag thing would work. He'd just walk right past in and come to his regular spot on the floor in our room.
    I'm going to have a talk with him again tomorrow night and see what we can come up with together. Thanks for all your suggestions

    Samantha
    DH - Shaun - May 18, 2002
    DS - Dylan - June 17, 2003
    DD - Dakota - November 3, 2005
    DD - Savannah - September 25, 2007

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    I was going to suggest an incentive too but if there isnt anything he wants that wont work. I used to sleep on the floor in my parents' room too. Their floor was hard and I never minded and it didnt do me any harm. LMAO or maybe that;s whats wrong with me? I'm not sure there is a way to keep him from doing it unless you catch him every time and walk him back consistantly until he sees it isn't worth getting up. But you dont hear him so you cant do that either.

    I wish I could add something great but I really dont have anything new. I gotta figure eventually he will stop right?

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    Lol Sam, you're so funny. I figured that too, he has to stop eventually, right? Just wish someone had a magical suggestion that would work. But, it is hard when 95% of the time I don't even hear him come in.

    Samantha
    DH - Shaun - May 18, 2002
    DS - Dylan - June 17, 2003
    DD - Dakota - November 3, 2005
    DD - Savannah - September 25, 2007

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    I guess the only thing you can do is keep asking him how you can help him sleep better. If he can verbalize the issue maybe you could make it better. If not then waiting it out seems the only way. Maybe talk to the doc about it.

    I cant really see him doing this as he gets older. I mean he wont be 15 still doing it (that's what I told myself when Luke didnt want to wean at 12 months to make myself feel better) so he will pass this stage eventually.

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