Putting the toddler into a proper bed any suggestions on getting her to stay there ?

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Chantel - posted on 08/31/2009

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With both of my girls I had to rock them to sleep in the living room or their room and then put them in their own bed and they stayed. The oldest started putting herself in her own bed at age 3 and her sister is starting now.

Morgaine - posted on 08/31/2009

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my son went into his big bed just over a week ago i got a bed rail to limit the room he had to climb out but he worked it out any way so everytime he got out of his bed i would go in2 his bedroom pick him up put him into his bed give him his blanket and put his duvet over him and walk out with out saying anything and the last two nights hes gone to bed with out getting out of it hope this helps

Lisa - posted on 08/30/2009

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going through the same thing myself at the moment but i think the trick is to just keep putting them back to bed when they get out and say its bedtime now .no talking or cuddling when you do it.its hard work and very tiring but it is starting to work for me,its especially hard when they are really crying but it will be worth it in the end

Brandi - posted on 08/30/2009

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Talk to your child explaining that he is a big boy now or girl and it is time to get out of the baby bed. It helps to let them go shopping to pick out there new sheets and comforter to make it fun get the child really excited to become a big kid i did with my son at 2 and he is now 4 he never got out of his bed once i never had to fight him to stay in bed

Nicole - posted on 08/30/2009

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With both of my boys who are now 5 1/2 and 3 they were in "big boy" beds by the time they were 2 and it took a lot of repetition for the first week or so. They got up, I put them back and told them it was bed time. This would go on for 2 or 3 times, then they would get it and stay there. The next night, it was the same thing, so we did it again. By the end of the week they only got out once and by the following week they were good to go. It's some work on your part, but you kind of have to expect that because you are giving a young child freedom they've never had before. It's work. But totally worth it!

Carmel - posted on 08/30/2009

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Put a side on her bed and then she can not get out and they do not four out and i did that with my toddler

Cassandra - posted on 08/30/2009

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my son has been in his big bed since he turned one at the start he hated it now he stays in bed, but it was really bad cause we have moved different rooms cause had props with house then had him in our room now he back in his room i only put him to bed when his really tired then he will go to sleep with a bottle,

Sera - posted on 08/30/2009

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I have twins, when they started to climb in and out of the crib, I took the rail off.

Then for their 2nd birthday, they got big beds.

We started putting a gate in front of their door, but I stay up after they go to bed to do household stuff that doesn't get done while they are awake.

So I put a door handle cover over the handle and close the door.

If someone really needs something, they will either cry at the door or pound on it.

I just make sure that they are really ready to sleep and then put them to bed.

If the big bed is a new change, make sure its in the same place the crib was in. You can only change one element of the bedtime routine at a time. Same ritual, same special blankets, cuddlies, night light, music, whatever you use.

Good Luck

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