Time for my son to sleep in a toddler bed?

Brandi - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son will be 2 in apr. and I want to start having him sleep in his toddler bed. My dilemma: He shares a room with his older sister and I'm afraid that they will keep each other awake. Any tips to make sure they BOTH understand that they are to SLEEP. I have no way to separate my kids and they seem to NEED each other to be able to sleep. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Brandi - posted on 01/04/2010

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Well, tonight was the first night that I put my son in his toddler bed and boy did he surprise me!!!!!! He NEVER left the bed and was asleep in 20 mins. I couldn't believe it. Hopefully, he continues to do this. They grow up too fast.

Brandi - posted on 12/31/2009

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Thanks. They already have slightly different bedtimes. So maybe this is the solution. I'll let everyone knows how it works out. thanks for all of your posts. Lots of good ideas.

Gina - posted on 12/31/2009

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hello Brandi , im Gina i have a daughter Nattallia who is 15 months old & she is my only child i also have a step child who is 7 & is with us alot of the time on Nattallia 1 st b day we put up a toddler bed for her in there room and made it like a princess pretty bed lots of fun i allowed her to help me and played it off like oh my goodness i love it its so pretty its all your sweetie i explained to her she sleeps her e ... at 1 st it was a lil hard as you said they kept eachother up playing ect so i had asked a friend of mine how she does it and what she does is puts s them to bed a different times . her bed time is 7 pm then his is 8 pm and believe it or not by 8 she was fast alsleep so when he went in there he new he had to be quite not to wake her , so sure enough he would have a story then he would be fast to sleep aswell . i wish you luck and i hope this helps you out .... may god bless you and your family threw the new year happy 2010 ....Gina

Kyndra - posted on 12/30/2009

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well u may want to try is,laydown with him till he fall asleep then after he close his lil eyes and fast asleep,get up and go

Claire - posted on 12/28/2009

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My kids are 27 mos and 14 mos and are both in toddler beds in the same room. We have had a difficult time in different ways with each of them. Our daughter, the older kid, will NOT go to bed unless her brother is already asleep in his bed. Our son co-slept with us on and off until about 2 months ago. He had to switch to the toddler bed because he was 1) too big to comfortably sleep with us and 2) lifted himself over the rail of his crib and fell because he's top-heavy with a longer torso.
We have good nights and bad nights, which is what you should expect. If you have a convertible crib, it may be good to start with that since he's used to his crib. Either way, make a big deal out of him getting a big boy bed :)

Susan - posted on 12/28/2009

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i also have 2 that have to share a room one is 4 one is 16 months. i started out by putting the little one to bed before the older one . then like after a few weeks i put them in together and they do talk and play but it dosent usually last longer than a half hour so i also adjusted the bedtime to allow for it as we are on a tight schedule and they need the sleep . try using a bed rail and he will prob get up and play for a while just keep placing him back in bed and tell him its bedtime not playtime. eventually it will settle down. good luck and best wishes

Brandi - posted on 12/28/2009

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Quoting Kesha :

do they keep each other awake when he is in his crib? are you afraid that he will get up and crawl into his sister's bed? I think that if they are used to sleeping in the same room, this transition will not be as difficult as you think. Have to tried it yet? let me know what happens. good luck.


No, they're pretty good while he's in his crib. I do fear that he will crawl out of his bed (if into hers then so be it. as long as their both sleeping not in my bed i'm not real particular if they are together). I hope you're right. My daughter was really easy to transition from everything bottle to cup and crib to bed, but my son is soooo opposite from her. I am probably making it more difficult in my head than it will be (i hope). thanks. Haven't tried yet. planning to after the new year when out family routine goes back to normal. My husband is on a different shift at work and it affects the kids' behavior some cuz they don't see him before he leaves (he's at work by six this week, so they are still sleeping) he goes back to normal on monday so monday it is.

Kesha - posted on 12/28/2009

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do they keep each other awake when he is in his crib? are you afraid that he will get up and crawl into his sister's bed? I think that if they are used to sleeping in the same room, this transition will not be as difficult as you think. Have to tried it yet? let me know what happens. good luck.

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