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...... What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
24th Apr '13

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White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
24th Apr '13

I would probably try other options first, but i don't really see the big deal with it. It's not like it will rot his brain while sleeping lol.
DS can't sleep with some form of light being on. He has a night light which is working for him.

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
24th Apr '13

Yeah it's fine. If it works it works.

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7172 posts
24th Apr '13

My son got a portable DVD player for Christmas. It was maybe $30 or something (my mom got it for him). Sometimes he'll take it into his bed and watch it while he falls asleep. The battery lasts maybe 2-3 hours, so it's usually long enough to watch one or two movies before it dies.



We don't actually have a television, so the idea of getting one for my son's room sounds silly to me--but that's because it'd be our only one. My late-fiance grew up with his own television in his room, and even at 31, he had difficulties falling asleep without the stupid thing being on. That used to annoy the dickens out of me because I love complete darkness and silence when I go to bed.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
24th Apr '13

Have you tried a musical animal? Or a sound machine? I'm not sure I would want to set that up for sleeping and keep it that way forever with a TV.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
24th Apr '13

I have tried every other form of lighting you can think of. I have a lamp and I tried leaving the overhead on and I have one of those projecting animals and I have two night lights and a moon that lights up and actually has cycles and none of that works. We did try a radio and a sound machine and those don't work either. I am just to my wits end and I cannot have my child continue sleeping in our bed because I don't sleep well with him in it and DH really doesn't sleep well and on top of that LO sweats like crazy so I wake up soaking wet and the bed is all wet from how much he sweats and he doesn't do that when he sleeps by himself.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
24th Apr '13

Getting him transitioned into his own space is going to be work regardless. I would tough it out now with no TV and a lovey/special blanket. He'll get the hang of it, but if does take time.

Lin Brown 2 kids; Tunnel Hill, Georgia 1800 posts
24th Apr '13

I would look into getting a portable dvd player before I put a tv in my kids room, until they got older to around maybe 10ish.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
24th Apr '13

Nope. Studies show that kids actually get a more restful nights sleep if there is no tv at least 30 mins before bed. Falling a sleep to it aint happening at my house. They hardly ever watch it. Dh had the same issue and I can't sleep with light or noise at all so he got over it real quick.

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4162 posts
24th Apr '13

DD will have a TV in her room once it's all set up, but it's because she is always watching mine. Lol.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" Getting him transitioned into his own space is going to be work regardless. I would tough it out now with no TV and a lovey/special blanket. He'll get the hang of it, but if does take time."

Dude. We have tried that. No TV three hours before bedtime for two months straight and it didn't do jack shit except make it more difficult to get him to sleep.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" Dude. We have tried that. No TV three hours before bedtime for two months straight and it didn't do jack shit except make it more difficult to get him to sleep."</blockquote>




How much TV is he watching? We have an iPad, one single tv in the living room and a radio. The boys watch maybe an hour in the morning and then a couple times a week we have movie night which is a huge deal for them from 6ish until it ends.. 7 or 8 and straight to bed.



I don't know what to tell you? Some kids are harder to get our of the comfort of co-sleeping... Which BTW I'm not really one to be giving advice on that, as 5/7 nights we have two in bed with us before the night is over and 7/7 nights we have one. But, all electronics and lights in the house are off.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" Dude. We have tried that. No TV three ... [snip!] ... two in bed with us before the night is over and 7/7 nights we have one. But, all electronics and lights in the house are off."

Honestly it depends on if his daddy is home or not. If he is the TV is on most of the day but if he isn't I keep the TV off and like to play some music and play with cars with him and all of that. When I set the rule for no TV it happened though. Like ATM I let him fall asleep on me while we are watching TV only because it is easier than leaving the TV off and him thinking that means it is time to run around and act crazy and when you try to hold him and read to him you end up getting the shit beat out of you because you are trying to calm him and it doesn't stop until he decides it is time to stop. My mom said my little brother was exactly like this and turns out it was from ADHD and it took them YEARS to get him to actually sleep at any normal time. I am just like XD I might die.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7865 posts
status 24th Apr '13

Definitely not. I stopped sleeping with a TV in my room when i realized that it actually screws up your sleep. The light/sound doesn't allow you to enter REM so you're not getting proper sleep.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Live-Laugh-Love:" Definitely not. I stopped sleeping with a TV in my room when i realized that it actually screws up your sleep. The light/sound doesn't allow you to enter REM so you're not getting proper sleep."

I have never had an issue with that. But like said I get terrible nightmares when I don't have it on. I have those nightmares where you are like stuck in it and you think you are awake just to be thrown back into the dream over and over again and by the time you wake up your chest is hurting from the constant terror your body has been in. Yep. I will keep my TV in my room.