toddler bed !!!!help!!!

Jamie - posted on 05/16/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )




my daughter is 22 months and i have just put her in her own bed and i am having problems with her as soon as i leave the rooom she jumps put of the bed to follow me, i have a gate on the room and she cries and just stays at the gate any tips on what to do ?????


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Be consistent!! Just simply walk back in calmly, without saying anything, and put her back into the bed then walk out. The less attention you bring to it, the less reaction she gets the more she will realize that you are serious. We had to do this with our nine year old when we moved her into her big bed at two years old. It took a couple of weeks, but it finally got to the point where she would stay and fall asleep IN her bed. Just be consistent and do not make the experience of you going in there to put her back to bed "fun" in any way. Don't talk to her, or kiss her again or give her any reason to make a game out of it. It finally did work for us.

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