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24 March 2007 @ 09:38 am
 
okay. I need some advice on keeping my 2.5 year old Lily in bed. I have tried her in her big bed, but she won't stay still ,and just gets up and bangs on the door, jumps on the bed and plays. Nothing I have tried, has kept her in bed. I've tried going back in everytime I hear her up, and putting her back into bed without saying anything. I've tried bribing her :P I don't know what else to do. Maybe she's just not ready for a big bed?..

Advice please. and you need to take into account that Lily is a VERY hyperactive child. She won't sit still for more than 2 minutes at a time, so if she see's the opportunity to get up, she will take it in a flash. which is why the cot is good..she knows she can't get out. But, I think she is old enough to be in a bed. Maybe I'm just being selfish.

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Kesandralilmsprincess on March 23rd, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
What I did with Taylor, was I put him in a wrap for the big bed. He was a bit upset at first with it, but then after a few nights he loved it and was really upset to see it go in the end! :) I did the wrap more cause I was scared he was going to fall out, but I also had trouble with him staying in bed and as he was shareing a room with another baby, to me it was the best idea :) Good luck :)
semica.acimessemicar on March 23rd, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) I never wrapped Lily as a baby, so I think if I tried that now, she'd freak. I have one of those side barrier things to go on her bed, I'm not so much scared of her falling out, but I don't know how to keep her in there, without tieing her down ;). She's also really big , so it would be hard to wrap her. I dunno, I'm confused. Thanks though!
Kesandra: pic#43969348lilmsprincess on March 24th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
I didn't wrap Tay as a baby either, and he just saw it more as security blanket thing. It was definitly big for him, as he's a big boy - fathers genes and all. But it worked for me :)
soul_full on March 24th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
Have a chat to her and tell her if she doesn't stay in her new really cool cool bed you put the cot back in her room next to the bed, and then try again in a week or so. In the week the bed is away tell her how much the big bed is so much better than this boring old cot etc.
Maybe buy a fluffy new pink blanket as a treat, good luck.
semica.acimes: drivingsemicar on March 24th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)
I shall try that, thanks :)