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Toddler beds Lovemybabybug 1 child; Texas 47 posts
11th Mar '13

My daughter is 2 1/2, she will be 3 in July. She has been fablous sleeping in her crib, then 3 weeks ago we decided we wanted to put her in a toddler bed. She liked it the first 3 nights, then she woke up in the middle of the night screaming like no tomorrow. This went on every hour on the hour for 4 days, needless to say I was so tired! And gave up the 5th day into it, she fell asleep in her bed then ended up in mine. She seems like she can't get comfortable. I think its becuase shes not used to people in the way
! Well she won't go back in her room, and when I put her in there I timed it after 1 min and 15 seconds she gets so worked up she vomits everywhere. Then we stay up until she falls asleep and put her back and it happeneds all over again..
How do I get her out of my bed and back into her toddler bed? Do I just let her vomit and clean it up and start this process over and over until she is asleep? These are suggestions I have recieved from several people. Any help would be great.



Thanks
Erin

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Sophia'sMommie:" My daughter is 2 1/2, she will be 3 in July. She was only 3.8lbs when she was born so she has been very ... [snip!] ... over until she is asleep? These are suggestions I have recieved from several people. Any help would be great. Thanks Erin"


The toddler bed should have been introduced a tad earlier. She now is wanting to explore rather than sleep.



At this point, you can introduce a new sleep routine. My son will also be 3 in july. Our routine is bath, movie (while I get the twincesses ready for bed and their stuff out for school the next morning), we all then go into his room where he lays in his bed and we read stories for about 15min or so. Then we do our prayers and sing our lullabye. I turn on his stars and take the girls to their room. For your daughter, you can sit by her bed with the lights off and sing while you rub her back or play with her hair so she relaxes. Also, it helps if you allow her to pick her favorite stuffy to snuggle with at night. She will wander out of her room now that she has the freedom. It will happen more than not. Be patient but consistant. It will take time but, it will work out. Don't stress.

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
11th Mar '13

Has she told you why she is so upset? It seems strange that she would just freak out like that for no real reason after being okay for the first few nights. Does she just want her crib back or something? My son will be 3 in July also and had problems for about a week or so with getting out of bed CONSTANTLY when I switched him to a toddler bed. I let him pick out his bedding and had a set bedtime routine at night and that seemed to help. He is in a twin bed now, but maybe once every week or two will ask to sleep with me instead--I really have no problem with that because it doesnt happen very often. Have you tried laying down with her for a few minutes?

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
11th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" Has she told you why she is so upset? It seems strange that she would just freak out like that for no ... [snip!] ... really have no problem with that because it doesnt happen very often. Have you tried laying down with her for a few minutes? "</blockquote>




Remember the wander to your bed is normal at this age. It is a security thing. My twins did it as is my son. They out grow it. The huge freak out is the hard part. That is where she needs to establish the routine and the comfort in the bed.

sophiehurtt London, United Kingdom 96 posts
29th Apr '13

All I can say is try to make her bedroom more entertaining in a such a way that she would love to sleep on it, choose the best theme for her. But it is also normal for children at that age to act that way just be patient and everything will be alright.