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25/08/2009 at 09:42
25/08/2009 at 10:34
25/08/2009 at 14:15
I had the same problem but my girls aged 3 yrs and 23mths seem to have adjusted to it now. It took about 6 weeks and I had to sit in their room to start with then gradually went to a different room and kept popping back in but they now know if they get up and leave the room (except for toilet) they will immediately be sent back and we don't talk to them.
I also found out by accident that taking them up 1/2 hour before bedtime and letting them have that time to play in their room and read their books before lights out worked brilliantly for stopping them getting up later on to play.
Good luck xx
25/08/2009 at 17:53
All of ours have shared at some point.We've had five sharing in our old house.We now have the four girls sharing.There's lots of messing about at times.If my two year old sleeps too long/late in the day,she'll mess about.Same with my one year old.Thr trick for me has been getting the two year old asleep,she's the one who'll get up and get the others up.If I can get her in first we're okay.
Story works to a certain extent.
I genleave them to it.I check on them a couple of times,do the GET BACK TO BED NOW cross Mummy thing a couple of times,but it all seems to go quiet once it gets dark,usually.
Hopefully the novelty wears off soon
25/08/2009 at 19:50
25/08/2009 at 21:20
Oh don't give up just yet. I'm sure it is a novelty,perhaps take them up for a lil play before bed,but I'm sure your eldest will be tired after school and WANT her sleep,maybe that will calm youngest down?
Ours share,have done for ages and we have the odd night of messing,but as Jo and Linz have said I do 'leave them to it' to a certain extent.Our eldest usually talks to himself for a while after LO falls asleep.
Good luck with whatever you decide but I'm sure things will get better x
26/08/2009 at 21:41
26/08/2009 at 22:26
27/08/2009 at 14:06
I'm worried bout when Tom doesn't need a nap-Jc needs Tom there to settle?? Well I think he does,I'm guessing if he's that tired he'll sleep! That's the other downside to sharing when theryr'e at nap stage.
I bet everyone with over 3 have to have them share-unless your Brad and Ange obviously!!!!!
27/08/2009 at 17:59
We have four sharing ,but two have their own room.Arthur will be sharing when I put Merlin in there,the cots there already.I'm a bit hesitant cos our rooms in the attic,being on a different floor seems a long way.
Once your kids are sharing it's just normal.I found having my own room when I left home very strange.Lonely in fact.We used to have long girly chats into the wee hours,I expect the boys did too,stuff you can't chat about in front of your Mum
I'm sure Jc will get used to naps alone,Rachel,like you say,if he's tired he'll sleep.
27/08/2009 at 20:59
lola always has an hour before jack goes to sleep anyway, (she has 2-3 in all) if im honest cuz he plays before i nap i may keep naps in my room in the travel cot as jacks naps will end soon i think and since lolas such a tough one to crack it will be easier that way
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