After over 2.5 years of sharing a family bed and extended breastfeeding, I've decided that it's time for us to provide more structure for my son when it comes to bedtime. I've done lots of reading and research and we're planning on initiating the Weissbluth method (Happy Sleep Habits / Happy Child) using the whole "extinction" approach.
Our son currently starts out the night in his toddler bed in his room (next to ours) and hasn't had trouble going to sleep (with us sitting next to his bed in the dark) until the last 2 months. He was sleeping fine and then waking up in the middle of the night to come in our bed which was fine when we had enough room. But now I'm huge and he's a kicker.
The big choice I'm facing now is this: should I leave his bed "as is" (toddler bed) and do the whole "Super Nanny" thing where you put them back in bed a billion times, or should we put the wall back up on his bed (it's a convertible crib/toddler bed thing) and stand try to stomach my way through the screaming?
My question is: For those of you who HAVE used this (or a similar) method, what did you do with your 2-3 year olds, and what would you recommend?
NOTE: If you do NOT have experience with this method I am NOT interested in your response. Any responses that do not directly answer the question (aka - if you give me the attachment parenting schpeel) will be deleted.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 AM on Dec. 4, 2010
Answer by amy197 at 1:20 AM on Dec. 4, 2010
Answer by amy197 at 1:21 AM on Dec. 4, 2010