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Friday, July 24, 2009

Bed training

Lillian jumped out of her crib twice tonight, landing with a HUGE thud on the floor and getting right up and running, laughing, down the hallway to the living room.

I think she has a death wish.

So far, we cannot tell that she has hurt herself, but we know its just a matter of time if she keeps up the diving act.

We have a "big girl" bed in her room for her, which we lay in with her each night to read books and try to get her to go to sleep there, but she refuses to lay down when anyone else is in the room. This is true for any bed.

She will not be held to go to sleep, she will not be rocked to sleep. She must be in her bed (her crib), by herself, and then, when she is ready, she will go to sleep.

We are desperately trying to figure out how to bed train her.

We have tried "the supernanny way" of putting her in the big bed, sitting outside the door, putting her back in the bed, when she gets out. She lasted 5 hours before we gave up.

My only thought is to move EVERYTHING out of her room, except for her "big girl" bed, and the crib and just put her in the big bed, shut the baby gate on the door, and leave her there til she falls asleep. But we really have no other place to put the rest of the furniture in her room so I don't know.


dad said...

MAYBE putting her in the crib when she is tired. letting her fall asleep, then moving her to the twin bed. Then when she wakes up later in the other bed, she might get the idea of actually sleeping in it.

Stacey said...

Unfortunately she never fell asleep in the crib, she played for an hour and then jumped out, then played for another half hour and jumped out again.

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