need help with 2 year old and transition to toddler bed?

Jessica - posted on 07/19/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok. i really need advice. About 3 weeks ago my son started climbing out of his crib so i had to switch him to a toddler bed.. He did Great for the first week and a half, he would go to bed with no problem and sleep all night. But. my grandmother had to watch him because i was in the hospital. and she let him sleep with him those couple of nights. so it got harder for him to sleep in it day by day. at first i had to put him to sleep then put him in bed and that worked great. but now everytime i try to put him in bed he would wake up so i would stay in his room till he went to bed. but now he does not want to go to bed no matter how late or how much i try to wear him out with a big day of activities.and i do not want to let him start sleeping with me me beacause thats a whole nother thing i dont want to start. so please help i have tried repeditilly putting him back in bed and leaving the room but he is not having it no matter what.. pls help.

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Elizabeth - posted on 07/19/2012

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Here's my thoughts on this....see how hard it is to get him in a toddler bed and stay there? Are you looking forward to switching him AGAIN to a normal bed? That's what we went through with our first 2 daughters going from crib to real bed. My opinion is scrap the toddler bed to help you later on.

Here's a video that may help you on sleep training: (we used it to keep our daughters in bed after we moved them to beds...first day it took a while..second day was short..3rd day was a breeze)

http://www.supernanny.co.uk/TV-Show/Clip...

Notice the technique allows for NO TALKING after I believe it's the first 3 times.

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Elizabeth - posted on 07/19/2012

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It sounds like you are a very loving mom who just wants the best for her baby. Don't stress too much about little things. As long as you make adjustments to correct these things that pop up along the way he will turn out fine. I'm sure you have noticed by now that something you are worried about now ..in a couple months you won't even remember as being a problem because A- there are new problems and B- he is on to bigger and better stages

Enjoy and remember to breathe and just have fun while he is little ..people keep telling me how fast they grow..and it's true ..oh so true

Jessica - posted on 07/19/2012

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see the first week in his toddler bed was good. he did great. but i watched the video and that is what i have been doing and he finally just passed out in the floor and i moved him to his bed and he went back to sleep. i know eventually he will get used to it. He has always been so good at transitions that i just was not ready for it. but im learning patience is the key and i just have to stick to it. and not slip on it. i really appriciate your advice. im sure ill be on here alot asking questions because im only going to have one chance to raise him and i want to do it right and im just so scared im going to do somthing wrong. i felt like i was niglecting him by keep putting him in his bed because he kept crying for me. but i just put it behind me and he eventually passed out just like in the video . so im hoping in a week or so everything will be back to normal with his sleeping patterns . and again thank you so much.

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