Getting out of her crib

Sandra - posted on 10/12/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Over the past week my almost 3 year old daughter has been climbing out of her crib and coming into our bedroom. If we lock her bedroom door she will scream and cry until we go to her. Even if we let her into our bed, she will not sleep but just wants to be up.
We just set up a big bed in her room. My question is this, how do we get her back to bed. Should we just be consistent by putting her back to bed, no conversation and ignore the crying? Her twin brother is sleeping in his room, in his crib and doesn't try to climb out. Any advice will be so appreciated.

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Sandra - posted on 10/14/2015

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Thank you for your advice. That's what we've been doing. It always starts around 3 in the morning. How can a little one who has so much energy not be tired. Though she does fall asleep for a few hours before she's up and at it again. So consistent we will be. Again, thank you.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/14/2015

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by 3 she needs a bed, so I'm glad to hear you're getting that set up. As far as the rest? Keep a consistent routine, even in redirecting her to her bed. When she gets up, take her back, a hug, a kiss, tuck in, and leave. Repeat as necessary.

Twins? Its time for them both to have a regular bed.

Sarah - posted on 10/14/2015

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You are right, stick to a routine. Bath, teeth, books and snuggle, then kiss goodnight. When she gets up, and she will, you take her back and put her in bed, silently, over and over and over. Do not laugh, do not yell, stay neutral and firm, and it will work. Now, it may take hours the first night and she may get up dozens of time but as long as you stick to your plan she will get the message. Remember, if you cave in when she gets up for the 80th time, you just taught her to get up 80 times to get what she wants. No drink, no potty trips, nothing.....Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 10/13/2015

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You are right, stick to a routine. Bath, teeth, books and snuggle, then kiss goodnight. When she gets up, and she will, you take her back and put her in bed, silently, over and over and over. Do not laugh, do not yell, stay neutral and firm, and it will work. Now, it may take hours the first night and she may get up dozens of time but as long as you stick to your plan she will get the message. Remember, if you cave in when she gets up for the 80th time, you just taught her to get up 80 times to get what she wants. No drink, no potty trips, nothing.....Good luck!

Sandra - posted on 10/12/2015

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Thank you Dove. Yes, the bed should be set up by tomorrow. But I have a feeling she'll still continue to get up and want to climb in our bed. I have a feeling we just have to not get caught in a conversation with her as we continue to put her back in bed.

Dove - posted on 10/12/2015

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You just have to keep putting her back in bed. She should not be in a crib if she is climbing out and locking her door becomes a safety hazard.

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