Crystal - posted on 06/20/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is 20 months. She just realized that she can get out of her crib by herself. I don't really mind moving from the crib to a toddler bed bc i've been wanting to do it anyway (plus sometimes she lands on her face on her way out of the crib :( The problem is that now that she can get out she won't STAY. Shes ok as long as I'm there singing, laying by her rubbing her belly whatever but as soon as I go to leave she immediately gets up and follows me out. i've been just putting her back over and over, but then shes just completely furious and hysterical. I've tried spending a little more time getting her down but I can't sit in there for an hour everyday much as I'd maybe like to (not really though). Any advice about this? She doesn't go down with a bottle or anything and never has so I don't want to start anything like that. I know she'll stay up and talk to herself for a while she always does I just want her to actually stay in her bed long enough to go to sleep.