My dd is almost two and I have put her in a big bed as we need the cot for number two in a month. I don't want to buy another cot. She was a great sleeper in her cot, 2-3 hr day naps and 12-13 he's at night without a peep. I thought she'll be fine going into a bed but she just keeps getting up and playing, won't come out of her room, how do I keep her in her bed? As soon as she hears me coming or as soon as I walk in she runs and jumps into bed so she knows what is being asked of her. I have to lay with her and she'll go to sleep within minutes. Tips anyone??
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29-08-2014 10:49 #1Senior Member
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Moving to a Big bed tips.
29-08-2014 10:56 #2
We just lay with our DD until she was asleep, which stopped her getting up and playing. Once she was a little older then we used a reward system so we didn't have to sit/lie with her anymore. Could you or your DH just keep doing what you are doing?
29-08-2014 11:01 #3
We bought one of the long bed rails from target. Had the rule of only mum/dad gets you out of bed. Only needed a couple of reminders but all three so far caught on quick.
Bought bedding with them too.
29-08-2014 11:24 #4
We have a video monitor so as soon as I see him trying to hope out of bed when it's sleep time, I talk to him and tell him to stay in bed/get back into bed. We just moved him into a big bed and he's slowly understanding he has to stay in it for sleeping.
We also removed a lot of the interesting toys out of his room so there's less distractions. Just books and soft toys now
12-09-2014 22:51 #5Senior Member
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Ok I'm really not sure if this will work for you. It's just something I once read somewhere. You create a "traffic light game" for her and make a set of traffic lights. You put her to bed for the night. If she gets up, you take away the green light and put her back to bed. If she gets up again, you take away the Amber light and put her back to bed. And now she's only got the red light left so she must stay in bed. So the idea is that you do give them a chance to get up but only maximum of two times, after that, she must stay in bed.
Again, just saying, not sure if it will work for you, but who knows give it a try and it might work.good luck.
13-09-2014 19:34 #6
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13-09-2014 19:36 #7
Rapid return technique. Every time she gets up, say nothing and pick her up and put her back in bed. First few nights will take ages but it really works.
I got lucky I think, we moved our boys to beds between 14 and 16 months old and we've had no issues.
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14-09-2014 13:56 #8
Why would you get extra rest by using a cot for longer??? It think it would come down to individual parenting style and expectations set by the parents.
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