August 12, 2010
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Well last night was a bit of a nightmare, he was in bed at 6.30pm asleep as he was so tired, I went to bed at 8p.m as I was so past it and knackered.
He woke at 10.30pm crying, I ignored and stick pillow over my head and it stopped, guessing under 5 mins.
I woke again at 2.30a.m. after hearing a thump then crying, so went in this time and sure enough he was on the floor crying, I lifted him back up and he just said “Ben fall out of big boy bed” but was fine and went back to sleep straight away.
We then had a 4.30am waking where I found myself in his room before I relalised what was happening, he was crying as he wanted his feckin cars and Mr PB and blankie were on the floor, I gave them all to him, told him to lie down and left.
Was all quiet until 6a.m. when he was up for the day.
So before nap time today I did the tip someone had said on here, I got a medium sized towel, rolled it up and put it on the edge under the sheet – it is PERFECT! it just stays there and means he cant pop out (or hopefully cars/toys either)
So if he cries tonight I AM NOT GOING IN
Well probably not…
August 7, 2010
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So the 3rd day was my first go at him having a nap in the big boy bed, and it was just a dream! We went up and he got in, asked for a story and I said no, we have those tonight (mean) and asked him to have a sleep and I would see him later – and he did for 2 hours
He has been waking every night since apart from 1, ususaly around 11pm and then 5am. I decided last night I wasn’t going to go in as soon as I heard the crying.
So last night I was asleep and heard him crying at 11pm, I ignored for under 5 mins and then went in (soft touch) and he was hanging out of the bed head first up to his shoulders! But was fine and I just turned him round and said night and he settled.
I was having a lovely sleep and was woken by screaming at 5.15a.m. and found myself in his room before I was awake. He was up like it was morning so I told him to lie down and then I somehow lay on the floor next to him (desperation for sleep?) and I feel asleep as I assume did he. I woke up not knowing what the time was a creeped out of his room, it was 7am and then he called me 10 mins later.
So not sure how to deal with this waking up business, I know I am knackered from getting up!
On a more positive note he has been gonig to bed so easily, I have been doing the lying in bed next to him reading a few books with him laying down and then we chat about the day and then I say goodnight. He hasnt got out and protested at bedtime or nap time so that is great.
Just need to break this waking in the night habit and we will be sorted!
August 4, 2010
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So I decided the time was right after a few things, he tried to climb out of the travel cot a couple of weeks ago, then at home he got as far as a leg over the cot.
So at 2 years and 7 months I have given in. I ordered a Lightning McQueen duvet cover and pillow case (his current favorites)
This afternoon I went up and converted his cot to a bed and made the bed and then called him up, he was quite shocked, but ok and asked “Where is Bens little cot gone?”
I said this was his big boy bed, we both lay in it for a while and then played a game of going to Mummys ‘cot’ and both getting in adn then back to Bens.
Tonight i did our normal routine and then lay on his bed and read some stories until he was chilled.
I then got up and said night night and then put a quilt on the floor next to the bed and he asked why. I said just for Ben to be careful as there was no side.
I have umm’d and arr’d all week as to if I should get a bed guard, but you were very limited with cot beds over the one you could get and I didn’t want to spend £20 for something that might not be used for more than a week or so.
So I left him, no covers on as he hasn’t had anything on him since it has been warm, he has his blankie, Mr PB, Sarge and a Mini cuddled up and came downstairs. Turned the monitor right up and am now sitting her listening to him.
Oh and also no stair gate on his door as with the 2 cats I need to keep the door closed and also the position of the door means no stair gate. He can’t open the doors as they are round turning handles.