My son is 2 1/2. We got him a "big boy" bed when he started trying to climb out of his crib. He likes it(it's Cars), but he refuses to sleep in it. He also, now, is refusing to sleep in his crib. He climbs out about 20 times a night before he gives up and goes to sleep(usually 11 PM or midnight). I'm at my wits end trying to get him to sleep, potty train, and eat real food again. Any suggestions?
Answer by LANDENSMOMMYlmk at 11:34 PM on Dec. 4, 2008Credits: 2456 Level 16
Answer by Mommy_of_two_85 at 8:46 PM on Dec. 4, 2008Credits: 3 Level 1
Our older two went through this stage around the same age as your ds. We let them sleep in the hall way outside our room with their sleeping bags (or blankets) and every two or three nights we moved them closer to their room. We kept the door open so they could see us (which cramped our alone time temporarily lol) and it worked. By the time they were "back in their room", they were fine and sleeping through the night. It helped that they're only a year and eight days apart and had each other. If he's your only child, maybe try a favorite stuffed animal, blanket, etc. to help comfort him. You might also try getting a Sounds of Nature CDand playing it in his room to help him relax and wind down. Maybe try bathing him with JJ's lavender baby bath. I think it's supposed to be calming. We've never tried these two but it's just a thought. Hope this helps some.
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Answer by Chrissy629 at 6:21 AM on Dec. 5, 2008Credits: 15 Level 3
use the "nanny 911" technique....start your bed time by taking him to his room, reading him a book, give him a kiss, and LEAVE....when he gets up, put him back with a "it's bed time", when he gets up again, put him back AND SAY NOTHING TO HIM....keep doing it, keep your cool, say nothing to him at all, and for gosh sakes take down that crib...your just confusing him...take it down, put it away, and show him mommy means business! don't result to putting him in your bed, don't sleep with him, don't give him a cup to sleep....just be stern, be consistent, and it will work with in a week if you do it right. i did this with my son when he was 18 months old, and IT WORKED in 3 DAYS! you do the SAME thing for naps. it works.
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