Daughter getting up too early now that...

Jessica - posted on 05/09/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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...she can climb out of her crib. I'd love some advice on this.

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Jessica - posted on 06/02/2009

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I will have to try some room darkening shades next. Thanks so much everyone!

Kelly - posted on 05/27/2009

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My 11 month old kept waking up really early every morning. She can't get out of her crib or anything, but she'll stand there and yell "Hey!" until someone comes and gets her. The thing I did that worked great to get me at least a half hour more sleep every day was to buy her a really good room darkening shade for her window. Now that it stays darker, longer, she sleeps in later. Might be worth a try!

Jessica - posted on 05/27/2009

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Thank you both! She has plenty of books and stuffed animals in her room. Perhaps I'll bring up a bunch of her toys too. The issue is that she gets up and goes right to her door and knocks and knocks (over and over) until one of us goes to get her. She has a child-proof door knob cover, but she is figuring out how to open that too! We just removed the front rail of her convertible crib and installed the toddler bed guardrail. She was excited at first, but then she had her first complete meltdown last night when I went to put her into it! We'll see how tonight goes...

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I just moved my son to a toddler bed and I know if he could walk right out of his room, he'd be in our room in a heartbeat. We put a child safety door knob thingy on the INSIDE of his bedroom door. So he can't open the door. Now, when he wakes up in the morning, he plays with his toys, looks at his books, etc. And just waits until we come get him. It's fantastic, as it gives us quite a while to actually wake up fully before we go get him. I would recommend a toddler bed. That way, when she wakes up, she can just get out of bed and easily get to her toys and books... which I would make sure there are plenty of in her room. She'll start to occupy herself for 15 or 20 minutes in the morning. Hope that helps!

Christina - posted on 05/09/2009

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Try giving her a nap later so that she goes to bed later. She might be ready for a big girls bed. Take her with you to shop for it so that she can get excited... Good Luck

Christina - posted on 05/09/2009

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Try giving her a nap later so that she goes to bed later. She might be ready for a big girls bed. Take her with you to shop for it so that she can get excited... Good Luck

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