Have a child who doesn’t stay in bed?

Its normal for parents to have the dreaded battle of putting your child to sleep each night. A method you could try is the ‘pop in method’ – this is when you tell your child you will pop in to see how nicely they are sleeping. Pop in 30 seconds later and praise them on how good they are sleeping. Continue this for the next 10 minutes, going in every two minutes. If the child does hop out of bed in between this, explain the door will now be closed for the next 5 minutes. After this, continue popping in every two minutes, this is time consuming but proven to be effective. If they continue hoping out of bed, tell them you will see them in the morning and close the door till he is asleep. Remember, you are in control and have to persist through this trying period!

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