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#1 Foster

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 11:41 AM

DD is 13 months and has never been a great sleeper. dry.gif

She is still in a woombie (with both arms free) for each sleep. She is able to move about and stand up in the woombie.

Each time she wakes at night and i have to go in she is standing up at the side of the cot leaning out. Obviously she is not going to self settle or go back tot sleep if she is standing up rolleyes.gif

So how do you work around this?? Do you in some way have it so your child cannot stand up?
I have heard of some people using a gro bag type sleeping bag and tucking it into the mattress so they cant move much but wanted to see if there were any other ideas out there???

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE(Foster @ Oct 8 2011, 12:41 PM) View Post

DD is 13 months and has never been a great sleeper. dry.gif

She is still in a woombie (with both arms free) for each sleep. She is able to move about and stand up in the woombie.

Each time she wakes at night and i have to go in she is standing up at the side of the cot leaning out. Obviously she is not going to self settle or go back tot sleep if she is standing up rolleyes.gif

So how do you work around this?? Do you in some way have it so your child cannot stand up?
I have heard of some people using a gro bag type sleeping bag and tucking it into the mattress so they cant move much but wanted to see if there were any other ideas out there???

TIA

We have this problem, although it has become less frequent now that standing isn't a novelty (it was at its worst in the months between learning to stand and learning to walk). If T's standing when we go in to resettle, we just lie him back down. Of course, most times he usually stands straight back up again but eventually he'll lie down unless he's really distressed or wants to get up (anytime from 4:30am - yay!).

I'd consider moving your DD into a sleeping bag, but for the safety aspect rather than for trying to restrict her movement (I don't like the idea of restraining them). If she is going to stand up and move around, to me it's less likely she'll have a stack if she's in a sleeping bag (T can walk in his if he wants rolleyes.gif )

And my biggest sympathies for having a non-great sleeper - I reconcile myself with the fact that T's just really good at other stuff! smile.gif

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

Tracey Hogg recommends just lying them back down again, over and over. I can see how it would work- but it sounds exhausting!

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE(AK2 @ Oct 8 2011, 01:19 PM) View Post

Tracey Hogg recommends just lying them back down again, over and over. I can see how it would work- but it sounds exhausting!



we did this and it is exhausting, but its not forever... its a phase and it passes pretty quicky. Just ensure your mattress is on the lowest setting, the side is always up and don't make a big deal out of it, just lay bubs back down and walk out again. In a woombie or sleeping bag at least they can't climb out...
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE(liza_jane79 @ Oct 8 2011, 02:35 PM) View Post

we did this and it is exhausting, but its not forever... its a phase and it passes pretty quicky. Just ensure your mattress is on the lowest setting, the side is always up and don't make a big deal out of it, just lay bubs back down and walk out again. In a woombie or sleeping bag at least they can't climb out...

Tresillian recommends this also. And like liza said - this stage doesnt last forever (although DD was very stubborn and it took a while)
We would go into her room with no eye contact and just say "lay down", lay her down and leave again. She was about 9 months when we were going through this and it was the same time we took her out of her sleeping bag. Like Gretch said I didnt want her to have a stack and hurt herself.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:19 PM

My DD is also not a great sleeper, and once she learnt to stand in the cot, thats how I found her every time she woke up. She also liked to pull herself up on the cot instead of going to sleep too.

I didn't like the idea of restraining her, so I would just resettle her as I would if she wasn't standing. For us, at that age, it was giving her a cuddle till she was sleepy and popping her back in the cot. Now at 16 months, I just tell her to lie down and go back to sleep and she usually does it (if not, I just lie her down saying the same thing).

My daughter can walk quite competently in her sleeping bag, and has actually managed to get out of her single bed whilst still wearing her grobag.

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#7 Foster

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:28 AM

Thanks for the tips ladies.....

Will just have to have a lot of patience and persevere with it and hope she grows out of it soon rolleyes.gif

I am not really worried about safety as she can move and walk a bit in the woombie and there is no possible way she can climb out with the low mattress and high rails.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

Yep, I would just go in there, no talking, no eye contact and lie her back down. Every time. You have to outlast the child laugh.gif do not give up, then she will get the message
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:50 AM

Ethan always is standing up when I go in. He can stand up in his sleeping bag too. He's not at the stage where he can climb out though. I just do the same and lie him back down. I actually didn't really think anythng of it TBH.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:36 AM

Ds did this for quite some time, but from memory I laid him back down and it generally worked, he was a bit younger though maybe 7ish months? I dont remember it being a problem for long. Now he stands up when he is awake for the day (day sleeps) and looks out the window chatting to himself/something. (His bed is on the wall opposite the window).
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:26 PM

My daughter used to do this when she first could stand, we just kept putting her down and telling her it is sleep time and leaving we had to do that for a month or so then she got over it. good luck




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