TODDLER BEDS:) (bum bum buumm...)

Alissa - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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We started my son in a toddler bed a few days ago. We just moved, and with a baby due in a bout 5 months and my 36" son popping out of his crib(yes, he's a biggin), we figured we'd give it a shot! At night he's doing great because it's dark and he's used to a strict routine. Unfortunately, during the day it's not so great:/ We have a little routine before naptime, but unless I block the easy exit from his bed, he gets out and plays/ cries until I get him... then we start the routine of putting him back in his bed over and over again. Any suggestions? He's the kind of kid who will stay up all day and be miserable rather than go to sleep on his own.

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we had this problem.. but we ended up putting a tiny TV and VCR in our sons room and we put on a baby einstein movie for his nap. this is the only time he watches tv/movies generally, so I see no problem with it. He gets to watch an educational video and he goes right to sleep after it's over. Wa La! :)

Tracy - posted on 08/11/2009

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Hiya hunny my daughter went into a bed at 16 mths old shes now 20 mths old and we v stop her afternoon naps and if she is tired we sit on the sofa together with dummy and blankie and watch kids stuff and she ll fall asleep, most days she doent have an afternoon nap which is great as she in bed by 7 xxxxxxx

Alissa - posted on 08/10/2009

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I guess I've been lucky. My son didn't sleep through the night until he was about eight months, and up until then I let him sleep with me a lot... It's just so cute:) We finally let him start crying it out in his crib more (torture, I cried too some) and he got used to sleeping in his bed. Now he really can't sleep well with us (not sure when that's gonna come back to bite me).



He's been doing well with his bed... for some reason when I put a box in front of the exit(which he can EASILY climb over) he won't even attempt to get out. lol, I hope that lasts a while... I'm hoping after a while of this, he'll get used to the bed and be comfortable enough to stay in it. I know that will eventually come with discipline also:( Unfortunately, if I stick around for comfort, he gets excited.



Thanks for your comments and advice!

Wendy - posted on 08/09/2009

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Jamie ... we put our son's bed directly on the floor (off the rails). Just a thought!

Jamie - posted on 08/08/2009

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my son will not stay asleep in a toddler bed because he moves around so much that he slides off. we are looking for a low to the ground twin bed. he sleeps really well in his cousins.

Hope - posted on 08/08/2009

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my son is also a biggin at 36" but I haven't been brave enough to put him in a "big boy bed". I'm sorry I don't have any advise to offer!

Monique - posted on 08/08/2009

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hi my son just likes to know im there and so i sit with him in his room but he is the opposite he sleeps no prob in the day its at night he likes me there

Afton - posted on 08/07/2009

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I don't have any suggestions because my daughter won't even stay in her toddler bed we bought her. We just moved and she has always slept with me. I guess that is my fault =] but she won't get in her bed at all unless she is playing around. I tried putting her in her bed after she fell asleep in mine but it is like she knows when she is in that bed because she comes back 15 minutes later waking me up to get back in bed with me. Even if we put her in her bed 5 times, she comes back each and every time about 20 minutes later. If YOU have any suggestions for me I could use them. Sorry to hear about the cranky naptime. =]

Jen - posted on 08/07/2009

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My friend has the same problem with her 2 boys. At night they go to bed, but at nap time they get up and play and destroy their room. They've recently started staying at the doorway until they go to sleep and that seems to be helping. You really just have to keep putting them back in bed. My daughter went into her toddler bed 3 weeks ago (we wanted to get her adjusted before we move) and she's only gotten out once. She will usually wake up and play from her bed until we open the door and let her out.

Ellen - posted on 08/07/2009

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I wish I could help, but sometimes my daughter does the same thing.Only she don't play she throws hissy fits and tantrums when it is nap time. But, what I do sometimes is when I lay her down at nap time I'll sorta lay down next to her to let her know that mommy is still there,and when I know she is asleep I leave the room.

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