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Toddler bed transition?

Whats the best way to get a toddler to actually sleep in his toddler bed rather than play in his room till after midnight and pass out on the floor?

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Danielle_Savoy

Asked by Danielle_Savoy at 12:22 AM on Oct. 1, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • start out at nap time. lay him down in his toddler bed, tell him it's nap time, give him a kiss, and leave the room. he'll more than likely get out and play with toys. after 20 minutes, go in there and lay him back down and do the same thing. after another 20 minutes, do the same. you can give him a toy or book so he can play or look at the pictures quietly in the bed. after about 3 times of this, put him in the crib. f you do this every day, eventually he'll fall asleep in his bed. after about a month or so (or less if you want) you can start putting him to bed at night in his toddler bed. just make sure you keep to the night time schedule/routine when you do this. it worked for me! GL
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 12:26 AM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • WITH MY BROTHERS MY MOM WOULD SIT IN THE DOORWAY. SHE WOULD LAY THEM DOWN IN THEIR TODDLER BED. SHE WOULD TELL THEM TO CLOSE THEIR EYES AND WHEN THEY TRIED TO GET UP OR SOMETHING SHE WOULD STERNLY TELL THEM TO LAY DOWN. WITH ONE OF MY LITTLE BROTHERS SHE DID ALMOST THE SAME THING ONLY SHE WOULD LEAVE ON A MONITER SO SHE COULD HEAR WHEN HE GOT UP AND WOULD GO BACK IN THERE AND PLACE HIM BACK IN BED. HER STANDING IN THE DOORWAY DIDNT REALLY WORK. I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK DURING THIS TRYING PERIOD CAUSE HONESTLY HE IS PROBABLY GOING TO TRY AND PUSH THE LIMITS PRETTY FAR. IT'S THE AGE. JSUT STICK TO WHATEVER ROUTINE YOU START, AND SOON IT SHOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM. HE JUST NEEDS TO LEARN THAT HE ISNT ALLOWED TO GET UP ONCE PLACED THERE.
    alicia_4307

    Answer by alicia_4307 at 1:34 AM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Being consistent is key!! Place your child in bed, tell them goodnight and leave. If they get up, go back in and say its bedtime and place them back in bed. If they get up again, just go in and put them in bed. This may take several tries...but after the first time, don't talk to them. That way, they don't think it is play time. But do this consistently...that is most important.
    KEHMom

    Answer by KEHMom at 10:19 AM on Oct. 1, 2008

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