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When we put Michael to bed, he starts crying don't shut the light off or close the door. So last night I put 2 night lights and left the closet light on and left the door open till I went to bed. And shut his closet light off. He woke up and started crying don't shut the door. I told him OK then if the kitties end up sleeping on you bed don't come crying to me. Then I went to take a shower and came out and the door was shut. I wake up in the middle of the night and his bedroom light is on and he's sleeping, so I shut it off and turn his closet light back on. Anyone with suggestions??
I don't really have any suggestions, Lily is going through a phase like this now. She has always slept with her door closed, and all of a sudden the past couple of days she cries to leave her door open a little bit. Last night I went to close it when I went to bed, and she immediately woke up crying asking me to leave it open a bit again. I get worried that the cat or dog will go in her room and freak her out. I hope its just a phase!
zach doesn't have a door so he can't ask us to not shut his, but he needs the hall light on, my door open with my light on, and a night light. he says monsters live in the air vent above his bed. it just started recently too. up till a few months ago, we'd never had any problems at bedtime. i don't know if this'll help you, but if they're scared of monsters you can do what we do. zach has "monster powder" to get rid of his monsters. its just a small party size glass salt shaker thats empty and he shakes it over his bed and pillow each night to "keep the monsters away." it seems to work really well for him.
Nicholas starts off in his bed nearly every night and around 2 AM he joins me in mine. I used to be hard core against it bc my mother always said you will never get him back out blah blah blah- but I have weakened over the last year (pregnancy hormones) and let him in when he comes. (He has never been a cuddler so any affection from him is welcome) Its almost like he doesn't even wake up when he does it. He doesn't speak or anything.
He isn't afraid of anything specifically and doesn't ask me to leave the light on, but we do have some pretty powerful nightlights in the hallway and the hall bathroom so it is never pitch black.
Not that I recommend initiating them sleeping in your bed. I would just ask her why she wants the light and/or the door open and see what she has to say. My older son was scared of giant spiders for a while and we talked about it and he got over it after a short phase.