Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:30 am
Post subject: bed issues
hi folks-i know this is the wro.g forum but i am desperate for ideas and didnt get any in othet forum. My son is 20mths-about 4 weeks ago we moved him out of cot and into cot bed. initially this went great (he has always been a great sleeper) but this ladt wk has been awful! he goes to bed fine, naps well in his bed during day (just 1 nap after lunch) but has suddenly started getting out of bed throughout night and very early. he isnt upset or crying, he just sleepily walks through to our room-its as if he stirs slightly and his immediate thought is to get out of bed. we have been doing super nanny techniques but he not getting the hint and i am getting crabby!! hubby works shifts so i am mostly dealing with it on own. no idea wat to do, i am wondering about getting cot back but really dont want to. or perhaps a proper bed thats highrr from ground-wat do u all think? its beginning to disturb my 3 yr old so eager to sort it asap!
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:17 am
We gave up trying to get ours back in bed and we put him in our bed when he wakes up and comes through, he goes back to sleep, we go back to sleep and we aren't tired. Probably not the best of advice but it saves us sleep. Eventually he will settle into a pattern, son't stress about it too much, enjoy a cuddle, he won't be little for long. As parents we spend so long trying to do the things the books tell us to do and get very stressed when it doesn't happen and then we feel failures about it, you're doing fab, go with it x
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:36 am
Jo frosts back to bed routine, google it or buy her book, worked for us with both of ours, one has autism so understanding isn't great but even he did it. Charlotte we did it with as soon as she went in a bed. We have a two and a three year old that stay in bed 11 hours at least usually 7.30-6.30 ish xx
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:54 am
my daughter went through a stage of getting out of bed and walking into my room. I actually think she was sleep walking as she didnt seem aware. I would usually hear her before she got to my room and get up turn her back around, walk her to her bed and she would get in and go back to sleep, none the wiser.
It is hard and horrible having broken sleep, but I tried letting her sleep with me but she was such a fidget I ended up sleeping worse!
Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:08 pm
Thanks ladies. I feel a bit like a woman on the edge just now! Really struggling-I have no idea wha has changed. Both kids have always had a bedtime routine and were always in bed by half 7. None of that routine has changed so I have no idea where this issue has arisen from. I know I put my son in his cotbed but that was about a month ago and was never a prob until a week ago! Argh!!! Totally stressed out with this. I have moved furniture in his room ,bought a bed guard, made sure bedtime is super quiet time....none of it is working! Tonight took him an hour to get the hint. He was soooo tired too! Last night he wasn't up during the night which great but up super early.
Jennifer, how long of following the Jo Frost routine did it take for it to work as that what we have been doing but he is showing to be pretty stubborn.
I am seriously thinking about bringing the cot back though I REALLY don't want to as I feel that will be a step backwards.
I just feel like I am helpless here and blooming exhausted (mentally too!!!) Will this ever end??!!!1