Why does my 21 month old not want to sleep in his crib anymore!

Gina - posted on 12/08/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Why does my 21 month old not want to sleep in his crib anymore! He has been in there since he was 4 months old and then all of a sudden one night when i tried to lay him down he screamed and freaked out and would not let me put him in his crib. He has a nightlight and there was nothing differrent in his room but he cried to the point of vomitting when he was in there for more than 5 minutes, 2 months later he is in mommy and daddys bed and refuses to go back in his own bed. The doctor suggested to let him cry it out but when he cries for and hour and a half with no signs of stopping and is very upset that is not an option for me! What can I do??

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Sara - posted on 12/08/2011

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toddler bed time! My daughter is 29 months old and she's been in the toddler bed since about 13/14 months old because she started climbing out at 11 months.. for a while she slept with me but that was because we were moving back and forth and were living with family members so we weren't very stable at the time but now we're in our own place now and comfortable and she loves her big girl bed! Good luck because it will take a couple days to get your son used to the idea of the bed and make sure you put tons of pillows next to the bed because if he's anything like my daughter she fell out every night for a week but after that she got used to it.

Medic - posted on 12/08/2011

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So get a toddler bed. My daughter is 22 months and I could not imagine putting her in a crib now. She moved at 14 months and my son moved at 16 months.

Danielle - posted on 12/08/2011

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It's time for a toddler bed. He's about that age for a toddler bed. Try that and see how it works!

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