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    Default How to stop this?

    We recently bought ds1 a new bed. . It's a set of bunks in the same place his old bed used to be.

    Every single morning he wakes up before everyone else sits up in his bed and yells. The first morning it was mum dad mum dad until I got up. The next two mornings it was mum mum mum.

    I tried explaining why he shouldn't Yell out (because he wakes everyone up) and telling him is Ok to hop down. I tried telling him that he can hop down and watch tv or play the tablet.

    He took this to mean dont Yell out mum. So the next morning he started yelling 'go away'. Which woke everyone up. So I got cross with him. The next morning he got down and went andv got tablet quietly.

    The last two mornings he had been yelling out mum again. This morning I went and asked him what he wanted, why he was yelling at me, he didn't know. He had already woken ds2 up.

    I'm getting frustrated. It's school holidays yet he still wakes at 7am and yells until the whole house is awake. How do I stop him?

    Eta he is 5

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    I'm sorry but the whole image just seems rather comical. In reality, I bet it's a little harder to see the humourous side. How to fix? Hmm, not sure. Is he on the top bunk? If he's on the bottom bunk- could you put the tablet right beside his bed so it's within easy reach? If he's on the top bunk.....not sure. Does he move around in his bed alot? Could you put the tablet at the end of his bed for the morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyMum View Post
    I'm sorry but the whole image just seems rather comical. In reality, I bet it's a little harder to see the humourous side. How to fix? Hmm, not sure. Is he on the top bunk? If he's on the bottom bunk- could you put the tablet right beside his bed so it's within easy reach? If he's on the top bunk.....not sure. Does he move around in his bed alot? Could you put the tablet at the end of his bed for the morning?
    I'm so tired (pregnancy insomnia). It's like he had all of a sudden gotten scared of the house? His room is at the other side of the house so he had to tell loud. He never did this with his old bed. How can bunks make him scared of the house. He is on the top.

    I can't leave it by his bed because it's on charge of a night. Its more about getting him to stop the yelling rather than giving him the tablet, that was just an idea I had to keep him occupied in the mornings. I want him to stop yelling.

    Dp is home today so he can deal with it.

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    If it seems he is scared/unsure I would be taking a "softer" approach - maybe you could offer a reward for the days he doesn't yell out? Does he have anything (a toy or something) that he loves and might provide some additional comfort? I would be working to help him feel comfortable again in his bed so that hopefully he gains some confidence and stops yelling out.

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    Maybe he needs to be on the bottom bunk for a while. Or take the top bunk off altogether for a spell so it's more familiar for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    If it seems he is scared/unsure I would be taking a "softer" approach - maybe you could offer a reward for the days he doesn't yell out? Does he have anything (a toy or something) that he loves and might provide some additional comfort? I would be working to help him feel comfortable again in his bed so that hopefully he gains some confidence and stops yelling out.
    I was initially soft with him, explained that is was Ok to hop down ect ect. He has yelled most days but on a few occasions had just gotten down and started playing. So I don't actually know why he is yelling and scared. When I ask him why he yells he doesn't know.

    The tablet is a special toy he doesn't get to use much. I thought that would be enough persuasion. Though it seems he yells until I get up and give him the tablet to make him be quiet. I'm his little fetcher.

    He has never had a problem with the house before. It is very well lit once the sun is up. I leave a light on at night so it's still on in the morning. There is nothing in the house that makes noises.

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    He goes to sleep no worries. He isn't scared of it at night time. Only in the mornings.


 

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