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Toddler waking up to 5 times a night trying to get into our bed!

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#1 Ryan's Mum

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:20 AM

Hi ladies

This has just started in the last week. He's always been such a good sleeper. 28 months old. driving me nuts
I just take him straight back to his bed where he goes back to sleep until I get woken the next time.
I have started using a night light but makes no difference.

Any suggestions much appreciated
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:17 AM

I am sure he is sensing that things are changing. I have found that having J's little fold out couch next to the bed on the floor with a blanket worked well this week. When he wouldn't stay in his bed I let him sleep on the floor next to me on his couch. I must say since I did that he has slept in his own bed ph34r.gif laugh.gif . It is so exhausting having to do the night dance especially when you are at that stage. I hope you can find a solution.
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:10 AM

We didn't have 'getting out of bed' problems but Harry did get considerably clingy in the weeks leading up to Jamie's arrival. And he was NEVER clingy, quite the opposite and would brush my hand away if it was even touching him. And the day before I went into labour .... wow.... either Harry *knew* or else he brought labour on - he would NOT be put down! He weighs 17kg!!

So I think it is natural for them to start playing up. Harry's sleep also changed a bit once Jamie arrived. He went from a brilliant sleeper to waking once or twice and resisting bedtime and needing us there. Jamie is now 7 months and it has really only been the past two or so months things have got back to normal.

Just give him as much positive love and affection and attention during the day - it is such a big change for them having a new baby and they pick up on vibes far more than we give them credit for!
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:32 PM

We had the same problems, we moved house when my 2nd was 8 weeks and since then DD has been waking through the night coming into bed and having huge tantrum if we put her back (as we are living with my parents this is not good so we let her come in most of the time). My 2nd is now 6 months and DD still comes in, if it's before say 4am I don't let her and after a few nights of her realising i wasn't giving in she stayed in there. If it's after 4/5am i'm okay with it as she sleeps in till 7:30am/8am in our bed.....if she does stay in bed all night I really praise her and let her do something fun/crafty that day...

All you can do is put him back to bed and keep doing it. Usually only takes 2 nights till they realise you are not relenting...

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