switching from a crib to toddler bed

Laura - posted on 12/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 21 month old who has always been a great sleeper (will sleep from8pm-7:30/8am with very few middle of the night wake ups since he was 5 months old and naps for a least 1 1/2 in the afternoon) But 2 weeks ago he moved to a big guy bed and to get him down we keep putting him back in bed every time he gets up which really isent very often (maybe 5 times a sleep) the problem is keeping him in bed past 4-5am. and judging from his past sleeping habits this is way to early for him to get up and he is napping at 9 am. i just dont no how to keep him in bed through the early mornings?? I keep putting him back in bed justlike at night but it doesnt work and i have layed in his bed with him which works but i dont want that to be a habit. I really dont want to change our days to accomidate this new awake time but would it be better if i did??


September - posted on 12/20/2012




He's going to need time to adjust to the change. If lying with him helps that may be what you'll need to do until he's had time to adjust. You could also try letting him stay up a little later than you normally do, maybe putting him down at 8:30 instead and see if that makes a difference. 12 hours of sleep at night plus a nap is a lot of sleep! You may need to switch up your daily schedule to accommodate him new sleeping habits. Sleeping habits do change. Good luck!

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