We switched my son to a toddler bed. It's his third day. It's not going well. He has been crying for about a hour before falling asleep. Nap time isn't going well. We laid my son down for a nap and he cried for 15 minutes before the neighbor started pounding on the wall. So I went over to her house and knocked and rang the door bell to explain to her we moved him to a toddler bed but she wouldn't answer her door. So questions are, how to make going into a toddler bed easier and how to get the neighbor to understand that little ones cry sometimes.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Apr. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Did your son have any say in the bedding, or accessories in his room? Can you place some of his favorite things in his room or on his bed, that are known to be comforting to him? Do you prepare him for his nap or bedtime by announcing it is time for bed in "X minutes?!" Have you tried reading him a favorite story, and letting him settle in, fall asleep while you are there? Can you play some soft lullaby music? Does he have a nightlight in his room, or can you leave his door slightly open?
Young children need reassurance and some segue time to shift from play time to sleep time. Whatever you decide to do, it should be consistent and not rushed. Address his fears, and I think you'll have a happier, well rested child in the end!
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:28 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
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Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:32 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Little ones cry sometimes? I don't think so. I would never make a child lie in a bed crying. I hold my grandson until he falls asleep and hold him his whole nap. Not everyone thinks it's ok to let kids cio. Your neighbor may think it is neglect and call cps. If I was your neighbor and heard a child cio for an hour I would consider calling cps.
Answer by Gailll at 4:33 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
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