He won't stay in bed!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-18-2012
He won't stay in bed!
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Tue, 07-17-2012 - 11:06am

I'm in need of advice. :smileyhappy:

My son is 2.5.  We just made the big switch to a big boy bed for him.  The first night he did great- went to sleep fairly quickly and stayed in his bed all night.  Since then, it's been a nightmare.  He gets out of bed SO many times.  I'm spending and hour to two hours each night putting him back in his room and in his bed.  It's affecting his mood and temperament at this point as he's so irritable all day long (he's not getting enough sleep!). 

Anyone have any great ideas on how to keep him in his room and bed?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-18-2012
Re: He won't stay in bed!
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 2:17pm
Thank you for the suggestion about the baby gate. I've given it a try and it has helped some. He still opens the door and asks for 100 things (I need a drink! I can't find xyz! etc) but it is getting a bit better. At least he isn't running out of the room and around the house. My biggest fear is that he'd really hurt himself if he got up in the middle of the night without my knowledge.
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Registered: 10-06-2012
Sun, 10-14-2012 - 4:53am

Well i admire weluvbulldogs suggestion a lot!!

Nice shared tips really.Keep sharing such tips in future too:smileyhappy: