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    Default Can't settle 2yo

    My girl is 2yrs 2mths and she recently started flipping herself out of her cot so I put her in a toddler now I can't get her to go sleep when she finally exhaust herself I put her into bed but she gets in with me through the night I take her back to bed but often she gets back in with me and then she wakes for the day between 5-6 and usually gets into the cot with my 9 month old waking him as well. She was sleeping 7-7 when she was in the cot and I just don't know what to do to help her

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    I think ur doing the right thing by putting her back into her bed. I'm a big fan of Jo frosts work with that kind of thing. She had may episodes where children wouldn't sleep in their own beds and just kept others awake. Basically t was a case of (and it sucked for a while) of just constantly putting them back into their own bed every time. After a few days - to a week, the child usually got the idea and gave up. I hope u get it sorted soon for ur sake and baby's sake! Good luck

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    Subbing too. Also if you fully close your childs door normally (when they're in their cot) do you do the same when they're in a bed? We have door knobs which are too high for DD, so she would technically be stuck in her room.

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    Subbing too. Also if you fully close your childs door normally (when they're in their cot) do you do the same when they're in a bed? We have door knobs which are too high for DD, so she would technically be stuck in her room.

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    What's subbing? She can open the herself....

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    We moved our boy from a side-car cot to a toddler bed when he was about 1.5yrs - mainly so I could still breastfeed lying down. He can't open the door himself so he is stuck in the room when the door is closed, so that's one advantage, but I still had to go in and put him back into bed several times at night for several days before he got used to it.
    As for getting into bed with mum, he tried that for a bit (his bed is next to ours) but I kept putting him back - our rule was that he could jump into the big bed when the sun came up. So if it was still dark I put him back into his bed. The sun was his cue that it was OK to join us.
    As a previous poster said, it'll probably come down to being consistent and persistent. Good luck!

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    Put her back in the cot with the side down so if she jumps out, it's not a huge drop.

    I moved my son at 26 months as he was climbing out, but he wasn't ready to move. After about 3 months of nightmare sleep, we put him back in the cot and it did improve. Then, just before his 3rd birthday he asked for a big bed and has been much better since then.

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    I agree with BigRedV ... we did pretty much the same.

    she finally went into a bed just before her 3rd birthday

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    I appreciate the advice, but if I put her back in the cot I'm still gonna have the same problem with her climbing out all the time. I tried a portacot last night and had the same problems.....

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