When a child climbs out of the crib, it can be a safety challenge. This can be hard to prevent and some parents use this as a cue to transition to a toddler bed, which is lower to the floor. Parents need to consider what their long term goals are for their toddler: If you want him/her to stay in his/her room, you need to be ready to help the child stay there. Access to the door is increased with a toddler bed. Sleep experts recommend parents purchase a doorknob grip to help prevent this. Sitting outside the door for a time may be needed to redirect a toddler who is reluctant to stay in the new bed. Redirect calmly, limiting contact to a few minutes, repeating a routine phrase, such as: “I need to keep you safe in your bed. Lie down in your bed, honey.” Hum a quiet melody for a minute or two; gently rub his/her back. Leave quietly, without speaking, and close the door. Be prepared to stay by the door until the child has settled.
For more parenting support, join us for an Upcoming Live Workshop, browse our Libraries of Quick Video Solutions and check out our podcasts and other resources. Questions? Email us at Solutions@Peaceathomeparenting.com or learn more about our Corporate, School and NonProfit programs.
It’s no secret that moms need to practice self care. You hear it all the time—you can’t pour
Is it “Baby Blues” or Postpartum Depression (PPD)? The first week of May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness
The world we live in is increasingly complex and can be difficult to navigate for anyone, especially for
In the midst of day to day stress, creating and maintaining connection with your child can take tremendous
It’s really hard to watch your child have difficulty making friends.You may worry that they’re unhappy and search
About 1 in 44 children in the US have a diagnosis of autism, according to the CDC. It’s