Tiffany - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
My two year old (he will be three in a cpl of weeks) has recently started getting up at night, and sometimes in the wee hours of the morning, and getting into things. For example one morning i heard him up so i got up and came upstairs, we sleep downstairs (our basement is finished with multiple rooms) and he sleeps upstairs, everything in my fridge was out in the middle of the living room floor EVERYTHING!!!, and my son was wondering around eating the cookies i had made and put in the fridge the night before to set. He had dumped a whole bottle of juicy juice on the computer and monitor and keyboard, ketchup and mustard and baking soda all over the kitchen floor. To put it bluntly the house was a disaster. He has done many things like this since, some way worse!!! That was just the first incident. Prior to this he would always come into our bedroom and get me up or stand at the top of the stairs and yell mom! time to get up. I mentioned it to the girls i work with and they mentioned sleepwalking.
So i am wondering if anyone has sleepwalkers this young and what they do to keep their kids safe and their house from being destroyed. Also how did you find out it was for sure sleepwalking. Can they test a child this young???
I dont always hear him get up because he is so quiet and sneaky. I recently hid a baby monitor in his room with the receiver in my room so i can hear him a little better during the night and morning hours. I had to hide it though because when he knew it was there he would shut it off when he woke up in the morning. My doctor has told me my son is very gifted and i dont doubt it one bit. He is too smart for his young age and his own good. It kinda scares me sometimes.
Any help is highly appreciated! :)