Big Boy Bed Time

Ever since we moved in with my parents last spring, we’ve had trouble keeping Harrison in his bed throughout the night.  I talked about it here and here and a little more here and things have been going a little better.

Except for the fact that we have to sit outside his door every night for him to fall asleep, or we’re walking him back to his room repeatedly for several hours.

And the fact that he’s tried to get in bed with us at 2am every night this week.

And the fact that he’s in bed with us by 6am every morning.

I’ve got to think of something to keep this kid in bed.  In our last house, which was MUCH smaller and his room was mere steps from ours, we simply turned the lock around and locked him in his room.  It was controversial but effective.  But in this new house where he is far down the hall and we can’t hear him and the house is just much bigger and still strange to us, we’re not comfortable doing that.

Then last night, we had (possibly) a break-through…

Harry asked for a big boy bed.  A real, live, honest-to-goodness twin bed that he has to climb into.

At first, it kind of shocked me and then I remembered how he kept saying that he likes Momma and Daddy’s bed because it’s “big.”  And last weekend when he stayed at Gram and Grandaddy’s, he asked to sleep in the twin bed that’s in his room at their house, rather than his toddler bed.

So what do you think, blog friends?  Do we take down his toddler bed and give him a “big boy bed?”  Do you think that would be incentive and excitement enough to keep him in bed?

If a big boy bed isn’t the answer, any tips for keeping the tot in his bed, short of duct tape?

 

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My parenting philosophies.

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