25 month wont stay in crib

Cindy - posted on 03/05/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 25 mth old just started jumping out if her crib its 1 am put her back in crib 4 times ? Wont stay in toddler bed ?

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User - posted on 03/05/2013

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I havent gone through it yet but this is my plan. When my son can climb out of his crib I am switching to his toddler bed. I am going to strip his room of anything harmful or dangerous to him, strip anything fun from his room, so when he gets up he isnt going to get hurt and he wont have anything to really get up to go do as play with toys or something.
I feel like they learn so easily that when they get right up in the middle of the night they know you are going to come to them, which gives them something to stay up for. I plan on laying him down at his regular time and when I do, tell him firmly before I leave that this is his bed for him to sleep, you stay in bed to get rest. If he gets up I plan on going in as soon as he takes a step out of bed and not talking to him or even looking him in the eye (no attention) but picking him up and laying him down again say good night softy and leave, of course closing the door so he cant leave his room. If he keeps getting up after I come to him 2 to 3 times, I plan on letting him be, to not go in any more. I know my son will want me to come to him so after those few times Im going to let him learn to put himself back in bed. At first I know itll be hard but if he ends up falling asleep in the floor, Ill just go in when I know he's alseep and move him back into bed. I feel like he will know after a while to just stay in bed, expecially if I keep trying to interupt his "want to" play time, hell eventually give up. And proofing his room I know hes safe, so its not really a worry just going to be frustrating as I see to get it started

Amy - posted on 03/05/2013

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Even if she won't stay in a toddler bed it sounds like its time to switch her or else she could get injured. I would switch her, childproof her room and then put a gate at the door to keep her in there.

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User - posted on 03/11/2013

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true, what about keeping the toys in his room, but maybe putting them up at the end of the day into a container that he cant get into during the night or even in the closet, until he gets old enough to understand. That keeps it in his room but at the same time preventing him to have a distraction at night.

Leanna - posted on 03/10/2013

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Stripping toys from his room might cause him to have meltdowns because those are HIS toys and HIS room especially if he has learned the word "mine"

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