TIPS | Getting Your Kid to Sleep ALONE!

Published on August 17, 2016

Here are some great tips getting your kid to sleep alone that worked great for us! Set rewards or give them choices. Check out the full list! Subscribe to WUM for new vids M-W-F!

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1. Blame Someone Else: For example, try telling your preschooler that the doctor said that they have to stay in the bed so the new baby can get the best night’s sleep!
2. Set a Reward: Give them the confidence they can sleep through one night. Create a weekly chart, then a monthly chart of progress. Your child may even forget to ask for the reward!
3. Checking In: Let them know you’re going to come back in 5 minutes and make sure you follow through.
4. Be Specific: Tell them what you’re doing when you step away. For example, “Mom’s gonna go unload the dishwasher; I have to call Aunt Lala.”
5. Give Choices: Ask them what stuffed animal they want to sleep with, how bright to leave the lights, or if they want the door open or closed.
6. Positive Reinforcement: Let them know you’re proud of them.



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Elle started WUM after searching for how-to videos as a new mom and wanting more. A digital media veteran, she reconnected with Stanford classmate, Meg Resnikoff and the rest is (well-documented) history. In addition to directing videos for companies such as Motts, Disney, Kohler, Glad and frequently serving a YouTube brand panelist, Elle is extremely passionate about helping other moms share their well-earned expertise. Her favorite comment is “That’s my life too!” and is thankful for how WUM’s growing network of influencers have added to her own parenting experience. Elle’s daughter Presley (4), son Ford (2), and her (usually cooperative) husband Ross are often featured in her Tips and Day-In-Life vlogs.


50 thoughts on “TIPS | Getting Your Kid to Sleep ALONE!

  1. my 6 year old sister will NOT sleep alone. she keeps getting prizes and she wants to sleep alone now. our mom babies her so much and let's her sleep with her 3 older sisters. we are TIRED of it. so I decided to take charge as the oldest and solve the problem

  2. getting a doll for sleeping by yourself for a night? if one night i didn't sleep in my room without disturbing my mom, i got all of my toys taken away for the day.

  3. I'm def going to try this tips with my 5 yr old. its was just her n i all these yrs even tho she had her own room and with every thing she loves in there I still would lay down with her in my bed n never put her in her own bed. I love all your videos n this page. I watch it every night after kids are sleeping…Thanks

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