You're gonna have to bite the bullet and put him in his own bed. Give him the talk about how he's a big boy now and that big boys have to sleep in their own big boy beds. It might help to get him some cool sheets and blankets (I did the John Deere ones for my son at that age...it worked quite well). Best of luck!!
you're going to have to start him off slowly. its going to be a big deal for him to sleep in his own bed in his own room after all he's used to cuddling up to mommy and daddy but in the end you're going to have to put your foot down. good luck
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Work out some treat (a toy, new pajamas, colorful bedding, something he will really want) and tell him it is for "big boys" who sleep all night in their own bed. He only gets access to it when he has spent the night in his own bed. It gives him a goal to shoot for that he will understand.
Maybe you can invite a playmate for the night and they'll naturally sleep in his room. Then take it from the other comments about him being a big boy. Don't bribe him with gifts. That'll backfire on you in the coming years.
Watch Nanny 911 a ton of episodes help with that problem. Read him a book or two, then you can sit in a chair away from his bed. He may not get out of the bed. If he does you have to put him back into bed.YOU ARE ONLY IN HIS ROOM SO HE IS COMFORTABLE TO FALL ASLEEP THEN YOU LEAVE. But have a set time you will leave him. You can stay in the room for like 40 minutes then you have to just leave if he comes out of his room take his hand and walk him to his room (NO TALKING) just say nope you need to stay in bed.Then put him back in the bed and leave again.