Thursday, June 18, 2009

I NEED HELP!

So Jack is in a Toddler Bed and its awful! He is now going to bed without too much fuss but he wakes up and gets scared or thinks its morning. I have tried putting one of those knobs on the door handle but he figure how to open that in about 5 seconds. Both Ben and I are exhausted, it is like having a newborn again as we are up every couple of hours putting him back to bed. If I stay in the bed with him he will fall asleep but I just feel like that is a bad habit and completely impractical. I need help, any suggestions? I want my good sleeper back.

Also, Jack has a really itching penis any suggestions?
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Megan Miley and Chris said...

No idea about the second question, sorry. But as for the bed, Miley does the same thing and it is SO tiring. The knob lock thing works for us. She has been able to open it a few times but I think she has given up on it. I would go to the hardware store and buy a knob with a lock on it. They are super cheep. Just don't loose the key! Just keep the key above the door. That is what I would do. Hope you find a solution soon! Good luck.

Jessarella said...

THIS is why I got a crib tent, i was so not ready for the toddler bed transition yet. Sorry you are having a hard time. Hopefully you will have some great suggestions for me when we transition to toddler beds. Best of luck to you!
(Have you recently switched diapers, creams, lotion, powder, wipes?) Try using hypoallergenic that might help with his jock itch)

Lauren said...

Baby gate in the doorway of his room. Works like a charm. Carly gets up sometimes at night, or just in the morning a little too early for us, and she can play in her room until she decides to go back to bed. Sometimes that is on the floor, but she is getting better about putting herself back into bed.

The second one, I don't have any experience with, but maybe you could try an antifungal cream like a woman would use? Just an idea.

The Karlinsey Family said...

We got the boys flashlights. but we also did the gate and door knob things. the boys leave the door knob things alone but I always put a gate up just in case. I hope that helps. the only thing about the itching I can think of is a yeast infection.

Lesley-Ann said...

The gate idea seems like a good one, as you said he gets scared and that way he won't be as frighened as he will be able to see out of his room, but not get out.

Have you thought that Jack's itching maybe one of the reasons he wakes up? I would take him to the doctors or call ask for some advice or go to your local pharmacy, they are pretty clued up.

Speak to you later or tomorrow good luck.

Love Mum X

bec portsmouth said...

sorry jess your not having alot of sleep,chloe went through a period like this,in the end we finally realised chloe had to have the bedroom light on all night.As for the other thing sudacrem works really well don.t know if you can buy that over there though,love to all hope to hear from you soon xxx

Michelle said...

So sorry you are dealing with this, but that post was really funny because it went from question about toddler bed to penis itch!! :D Not sure about the penis itch, my boys have had little problems like that but they always go away within a day or two, I just cover them with cream. Try Hydrocortisone cream, it helps the itch.
Sam isn't in a bed yet until we can afford bunkbeds but I did put Rex in a toddler bed right before he turned 2. He did fine, only had a few issues and I just had to be consistent. Definitely don't get him in the habit of you laying with him, that's not fun! I know people who have done this and have to lay with their 6 year olds still! I think the baby gate idea with his door open is the best idea. He's probably afraid to have the door closed but is too young to fully grasp that he needs to stay in his bed all night. Rex still has to have the door open at night but luckily he is at the age where I can threaten and it works! Good luck!

Atkinsons said...

Same with the others. We put up a gate in Megan's doorway. We put it up high enough that she could not reach the doorknob and open the door and just climb over the top.

SoccerMan said...

Castration should do the trick, but it is long term.

Amy said...

I'm not sure if this is part of the problem or not, but I have heard that black out curtains help kids sleep, to keep ALL light from coming in from windows...I'm not sure if Jack wakes up to the light though, or not...

Good luck!!

Lauren vdH said...

Hey Jess, What did you end up doing? My little girl is having the same issues? Thanks, Lauren :)

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