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    How old is your child?

    Could you use a baby monitor with video so that if he leaves the room there should be enough sound coming through that to wake you up and take him back to his bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    Where is the bedroom? Attached to a hallway? We close DDs door, mainly because the light really gets to her so it's easier to have her in a dark room - but she can still open the door when she's ready so we close off the hallway door too where the handle is higher. So then she has to come get us if shes ready to be up/about in the morning.
    The bathroom/laundry/toilet doors are all closed too so she can only access our room if shes up.

    So maybe if you have a hallway you could gate that off instead?
    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I am not a fan of closing/locking doors personally. I was an anxious child and was always scared if the doors were closed/locked.

    I prefer my kids to have access to leace their room to see me/DH and the bathroom.

    If you have a hallway is it possible to put a gate in the hallway?
    We're in an apartment so no hallway unfortunately, just a big open lounge/kitchen/dining with doors to the bedroom/bathroom/study. I wish we had high door handles! But alas, he can open them all, even the front door which doesn't lock from the inside.

    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    Is he in a room on his own? My dd is still in our room so I haven't had to think this one through yet. However, when I wanted to block off an archway from our lounge to the make shift study area we used a two sides off a play pen, opened straight across the arch. We then used weights at each end to hold it in place. I wonder if something similar might work and still let you open/close the door as needed? It wasn't the neatest solution but it the best we could come up with given we're renting.
    He's still in with us and probably will be for a while yet. Even cosleeping he doesn't always wake us when he gets up - I usually get woken by him climbing on top of me to get back in to bed, after he's realised he can't go anywhere But something like this sounds like a good option, I am yet to own a play pen so that hadn't occurred to me!

    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    Has he gotten up and out of his room at night?
    We don't shut doors or contain our kids but I've found I wake straight away if I hear feet in the hallway.
    What about a motion sensor light? It switching on might wake you up?
    Hehe socks on little feet on carpet, plus tired parents, means I don't always hear him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post

    He's still in with us and probably will be for a while yet. Even cosleeping he doesn't always wake us when he gets up - I usually get woken by him climbing on top of me to get back in to bed, after he's realised he can't go anywhere But something like this sounds like a good option, I am yet to own a play pen so that hadn't occurred to me!


    Hehe socks on little feet on carpet, plus tired parents, means I don't always hear him.
    I'm impressed by his stealthiness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    I'm impressed by his stealthiness!
    lol I know right! I was so shocked when it first happened, after all those months of me cosleeping with a baby and being on subconscious high-alert, where you wake up every time they make the slightest move. Apparently my brain no longer considers him a risk at night so doesn't bother to wake me anymore

    Thanks heaps for all the suggestions everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    How do you know when your kids wake? We don't always wake up when he does, he just quietly gets out of bed and wanders out. He's very much into exploring, investigating, getting into everything. I'm thinking that locking down every single door/drawer/cupboard/oven/fridge and removing anything remotely climbable is actually the way to go. He'll still be able to turn the oven on, but hopefully not put things in it first





    I haven't been able to find one that's narrow enough to fit within our doorframe, unless it goes where the door goes :-/ Will keep looking!
    @SuperGranny - oooh motion sensors! I like it!
    Aah ok mine always create so much noise that we hear them and just take them back to bed. Or they come in to see us. So no I've not encountered that problem. I'd still be reluctant to lock or close a door. We did that by accident to our then 2 year old one night (the wind blew it shut) and she had a complete panic attack when she couldn't get out.

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    I'm following with interest. I have completely lost all leverage with DS now he can climb out of his cot whenever likes. My furniture is unsecured and it's so nerve wracking!

    (Yes I know 3.5 is too old for a cot - I've kept him in it while waiting 18 months for FOB to secure my furniture.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    I'm following with interest. I have completely lost all leverage with DS now he can climb out of his cot whenever likes. My furniture is unsecured and it's so nerve wracking!

    (Yes I know 3.5 is too old for a cot - I've kept him in it while waiting 18 months for FOB to secure my furniture.)
    No it's not, DD was in a cot until 3.5. Would have stayed longer should we not have bought her a bed.

    OP I'm following too for ideas but u think we are a bit passed that with DD who I found in the TV room last night watching DHs iPad at 2:30am!!!

    I think the monitor idea so far is probably the best. Do you think you would hear that?

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    I am lucky (?) enough that my DS sots in bed and cries for me. He regularly says he cannot come to my room as 'his legs are broken'.

    The only other thing I can think of is toddler proof everything as much as you can. Maybe the playpen idea can work somehow.

    Cheeky boy!

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    Another thought, but this doesn't work for all kids. Is how about a groclock? This worked pretty well with my DD, she knows she can't get out of bed while the "moon is out". This transferred over well into her not being allowed out of her bed until the suns up in the morning (so we don't use the clock anymore as it was really bright).

    But, we did this hand in hand with a sleep specialist so hard to know what was the bit that kept her in her bed

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    OP I'm following too for ideas but u think we are a bit passed that with DD who I found in the TV room last night watching DHs iPad at 2:30am!!!

    I think the monitor idea so far is probably the best. Do you think you would hear that?
    Haha if he could be trusted to go safely watch the tv/tablet by himself, I don't think I'd mind so much!
    A monitor seems a bit redundant when he's sleeping about a metre away from me, but maybe a motion sensor alarm would do the trick, to make a bit of noise. Ooh like those cheesy singing fish that were really popular a few years ago! :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    Another thought, but this doesn't work for all kids. Is how about a groclock? This worked pretty well with my DD, she knows she can't get out of bed while the "moon is out". This transferred over well into her not being allowed out of her bed until the suns up in the morning (so we don't use the clock anymore as it was really bright).
    I really like the Gro-Clocks! I've tried using the real world equivalent by telling him "we can't get out of bed when it's dark" but he's not so good at the following conditional instructions yet. He currently seems to think "I most certainly can get out of bed when it's dark, watch me!"
    Hopefully this will work when he's a little older!


 

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