My son won't stay in his bed...

Alanna - posted on 10/18/2008 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son started climbing out of his crib about a week ago so we got a toddler bed so he would be safer. He constantly gets out of bed and turns the light on. I have taken out toys and anything fun but even after I go back in there and turn off the light several times it takes a long time for him to go to sleep. he is not getting as much sleep at night or at naps. Any advice for what to try?

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Lisa - posted on 10/19/2008

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i have 2 year old twins and i went through the same, all i done was be patient and keep goin in until they understood whos boss, the first couple of times you should go in and talk to him after that just go in and be silent don't talk to him trust me it works.

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Nicole - posted on 04/26/2014

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all my kids did the same thing. it took a few weeks to get them to stop all of that. It took me going in there room putting them back in there bed. It will take it a few times but you can do it hang in there.

Lisa - posted on 10/19/2008

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i have 2 year old twins and i went through the same, all i can say is be patient on the first 2 visits to the bedroom you tell him it's bed time and put him back in his bed and turn the light of then after that just go into the bedroom silent don't talk to him just put him back into bed turn the light of and leave him it does work i have done it with all my four boys and my oldest two boys are 6 and 7 years old

Megan - posted on 10/18/2008

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We had the same problem with my son getting up and turning on the light, but he used to play with the switch as well, flicking it on and off. Sounds drastic but I took the globe out and he soon lost interest. When i decided he could be trusted with it again i put it back and we havent had any more probs. Good luck!

Megan - posted on 10/18/2008

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We had the same problem with my son getting up and turning on the light, but he used to play with the switch as well, flicking it on and off. Sounds drastic but I took the globe out and he soon lost interest. When i decided he could be trusted with it again i put it back and we havent had any more probs. Good luck!

Megan - posted on 10/18/2008

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We had the same problem with my son getting up and turning on the light, but he used to play with the switch as well, flicking it on and off. Sounds drastic but I took the globe out and he soon lost interest. When i decided he could be trusted with it again i put it back and we havent had any more probs. Good luck!

Christin - posted on 10/18/2008

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Well...I am not sure since he can reach the light, but perhaps ignoring the light and letting him fall asleep with the light on, and then go turn it off. He is probably very excited about having new found freedom and the ability to control the lights! Perhaps a baby gate at the door or turning the door knob lock around will at least keep him in his room. I think you should just stay calm and collected, but firmly let him know that it is bedtime and then stay consistent with making him stay in his room for naps and bedtime. Once you give him the message that you mean business, he will start to comply. I would really not recommend laying with him until he falls asleep or that will become expected and it cuts into your grown-up time. All children can be taught to sleep in their own beds if the parents are consistent about what they expect from the child.

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