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Sleeping with the door open? *Added Questions*

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How old were your kids before you let them sleep with bedroom doors open. Our first night in the new apartment (3-4 days ago) my DH had to run to our old apartment to get a load, and was running behind bedtime, I decided to go ahead and lay DS down for bed without his nightlight, it was wayyy to dark. So I just left the doors cracked (DS & DD's they both didnt like the pitch black, and I couldnt blame them) and I sat on our bed until DS was asleep and shut his door, along with DD's. Tonight DS asked me if I could leave his door open, he has his nightlight, so I told him not tonight. And he was fine with that. Now let me say my DS is almost 3, but has never ever gotten out of his toddler bed without first calling me through the baby monitor to ask. It's just what's he has done since the first day in his toddler bed. We normally have locked baby gates, but as I said we just moved in and havent had the time to install them yet, with DH working and us trying to move, tomorrow we are putting them up. And my DS doesnt open doors either unless I'm in the bathroom then he magically knows how. Lol


For those who's kiddos doors are open.

Do you use a baby monitor?

Do you have pets?

Is your home 1 or 2 stories?

How could/would these change your decision?

How old are your children?

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by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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carrieasia
by Silver Member on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:02 PM


Quoting iamcafemom83:

i think it depends on the kids.....

agreed  i have never shut dd's door, she knew better than to get out of bed and wander the house, plus the dog would "tell" on her in a heartbeat lol.  my sil however has to shut the door or put a gate up.  my nephew is four now and at about three, she said he was up and in the kitchen with the fridge wide open taking everything out!

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Kaibutsu
by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:03 PM

My son has never slept with a closed door. I'm paranoid and I want to be able to hear him at night if he needs me lol He does not get out of bed in the middle of the night (unless he needs to potty). He does not fight me about going to bed either. I just kiss him good night and turn his light off the door stays open.


kidlover2
by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:04 PM


Quoting stuckinamess:

Do you mean open without a gate? Or just open? My kids have always had their door left open.


 my kids too

RmeWifey01
by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:05 PM

In our house we do not have such a rule. It is whatever they prefer each night.

mrs.will
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:06 PM

For my kids I really didnt start shutting the door all the way until they had mastered night potty training.

Right now my 3yr old is completely potty trained but his door sticks so just in case hes got to go potty during the night we leave it cracked theres nothing worse than cleaning up a 3am accident cause he couldnt get the door open to get to the bathroom fast enough. lol.

Aislinn
by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM

 We always sleep with the doors closed mostly in case of fire.

lfrrll5
by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:08 PM

I personally prefer to leave my children's door open

single_and_preg
by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:09 PM


Quoting bmw29:

 I'm confused. My son's door has always been left open unless he shuts it.

yeah even when i was a kid, my door was usually open.


single_and_preg
by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:10 PM

What is the point in closing the door?

single_and_preg
by on Mar. 27, 2010 at 10:10 PM

I mean, what is the reason for it?

Quoting single_and_preg:

What is the point in closing the door?


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