Is your child struggling to sleep in their own bed? Watch this useful parenting video for Supernanny Jo Frost’s guide to dealing with sleep separation anxiety.
Step 1: Put your child to bed as normal, placing him in his crib.
Step 2: Sit down next to the crib with your back facing your child.
He’ll be able to see the side of your face, but you won’t be giving him eye contact. Each evening, move further and further away from the crib. You’ll soon start a pattern in which your child feels secure and safe in their bed, but is not anxious that they’ve been left in your bedroom on your own.
If they cry or try to get out of they’re crib, do not stand up and try to help him.
Step 3: If they get out of the crib, place him back in with no eye contact.