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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    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!
    Gro clock is great now for DS1 but took until about 3 before I could actually explain it and he understood. Even still when I decided it was time to get tough on it it took 2 days of taking him back to bed if he got up before the sun then it clicked. Now he gets up at 7 am ON THE DOT every morning

    I bought a gate for his room which I used to put on and take off when he first went into a bed. It was a really cheap one from I think bigw. It screws out to the inner most part of the frame so I could still shut the door and it was pretty low so I could easily step over it. Failing that the playpen idea would be my next one.

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    Our situation.

    House baby proofed. Unnecessary rooms shut off. Food and TV remote in a highly visible spot so kids zero in on that upon wake up. If they don't end up with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Food and TV remote in a highly visible spot so kids zero in on that upon wake up.
    This is a great idea!
    ...Now I'm imagining a trail of snacks going from the bedroom and leading to a decoy pile of toddler treasure (tv remote, mobile phone, blueberries...). Ideally rigged to catch him in a big cartoon net

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    We aren't at that stage yet. Two year old is still in the cot.. If he was getting out though I wouldn't hsve a problem co-sleeping. We do it a lot anyway.

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    We have a gate that fits in the door frame but doesn't stop the door closing. Here is a pic. Sorry I think it is sideways so tilt your head! It's just the Kmart cheapie gate, I can measure the disc at the end if you want to check if it would fit in that part of the door frame?
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    my baby gate doesnt stop the door from shutting BUT my 2.5 year old figured out how to unscrew it,
    Short of duct tape to the bed Ive nfi, he now sleeps inn my bed

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    and mine not only manages to sneak out while cosleeping, he also gets the gate opened while its on my door

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmi1987 View Post
    Short of duct tape to the bed Ive nfi
    haha, these are the kind of helpful suggestions DH comes up with! Usually something with Velcro and magnets...

    Thanks for the photo @Stretched! By the sound of it, the cheap Kmart/Big W brands might be more suitable, I'd previously only looked at the ones at the big baby shops and found them all too wide. I'll definitely check those out!

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    Hahaha. Velcro! You will wake up if he tries to get up and he is velcro-ed to the bed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    haha, these are the kind of helpful suggestions DH comes up with! Usually something with Velcro and magnets...

    Thanks for the photo @Stretched! By the sound of it, the cheap Kmart/Big W brands might be more suitable, I'd previously only looked at the ones at the big baby shops and found them all too wide. I'll definitely check those out!
    My dh seems to feel bubble wrap would make the perfect toddler alarm. Strewn liberally all over the bedroom and lounge room floor.


 

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