Almost 3 year old keeps getting out of bed
, May 07 2012 11:41 AM
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:41 AM
My DD who will be 3 in August will not stay in her bed when i put her down at night, Ive tried the whole reward chart/bribery. I end up yelling at her which i dont like to do and then after about 10 attempts of putting her down i give in and let her into my bed as by this point its getting late.
What else can i do, its getting tiring and fustrating all the time doing this.
Edited by clm1982, 07 May 2012 - 11:42 AM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:46 AM
I have cut and pasted this from the supernanny website, but have seen it work time and time again in the tv shows so you could give it a try.
Be consistent and follow these steps and you should create the right environment for your child to stay in his own bed all night.
Steps to keep your child in bed
Follow a calming Bedtime Routine. Before he gets into bed, make sure he has no reason to get up - he’s been to the toilet, he’s had a little water - and it’s clear that you expect him to stay in bed now. This way, if he gets out of bed, you won’t be drawn into a discussion about why he’s up, and you can get on with the business of getting him back to sleep:
The first time he gets up, remind him that it’s bedtime, lead him back to bed, give him a kiss and a cuddle, and leave the bedroom.
The second time, do the same but use a firmer voice and make the kiss and cuddle brief.
The third and any subsequent times, say nothing at all as you lead him back to bed, tuck him in, and leave the room. This is the hard part, and it’s very tempting to give a cuddle. Remember that a gentle, consistent approach will convince your child that you’re there for him, but that you insist he sleeps in their own bed.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:59 AM
Have you tried sitting with her until she falls completely asleep?
I'll sit with DS until he falls completely asleep if I want him to go to sleep in his bed, otherwise I just let him cuddle up to Daddy on the couch until he falls asleep.
In our case it is read three stories, turn on the light up toys and music and turn off the big light. I then sit with him singing lullabies until he goes to sleep.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:42 PM
Have you ever tried other options in which your kid would be able to stop getting out of the bed? Or if every, why won't you try to consult or seek professional help in this one. You've got to get all sorts of options in this one in order to make things work out and well for the long run. I just hoped that everything would be well and fine for this one. Thanks!
Edited by mikebreman, 13 May 2012 - 10:46 PM.
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