I bought my baby a toddler bed today. Can't get anything bigger till he is potty trained cuz there is no room in his room as long as there is a changing table. He kept getting stuck in his crib rails. I think he try's to slide out like he does off other furniture. He is 13 months. This is going to be a lot of work ahead trying to get him to stay put. Any advice on how to get this young guy to stay in bed?
The Super Nanny approach! Put him in the bed, read to him, say goodnight and that it's time to go to sleep and then walk out of the room and close the door. If he gets out of the bed, you go in, don't say anything and just put him back into his bed. Repeat everything until he falls asleep. It may take only a couple of nights, it may take more. But once he realises that he needs to go to sleep when he's in his bed it'll be a lot easier
I wanted to wait even longer to put my son in a toddler bed. I was so nervous he wouldnt stay put. Surprisingly he did!! He ended up falling out a couple times because of there being no tall sides but he was fine. I would hear a thump and run in his room and he was asleep on the floor...he didnt even notice he fell out lol
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Thank you. Tomorrow will be his first night in his new bed. He is safe in his pack n play till then. Would it be counter productive if on nights he was extra rambunctious to put him in his pack n play? It's too small for him EVERY night I think
Just keep putting him back. Tell him it's bed time, hugs/kisses, and lay him back down. You could also sit with him for the first week or so until he gets used to it. Also, keep or get a bedtime routine to get him tired out. Read him a few books and play some kind of music or white noise. Make it relaxing.