Night Times!

I have a little issue, that I know my not seem an issue but it is slightly bugging me.

Over Christmas Baba got a brand new bed, not a toddler bed, but a proper full size single bed, and he loves it. As we were getting a new bed we knew that his Auntie was buying him a train table so rearranged all of his room so that finally some toys could go up there, due to my lounge looking like an extra from the ELC shop!

As soon as he saw the room he loved it, he actually shouted ‘WOW’ when he first saw it. We knew it was the right thing and that it was a hit from the beginning.

My issue is this since changing his room, we have only had one night where he has remained in his own bed. At some point in the night and I am not sure when because neither Mr L or I notice this happening! He crawls into bed with us. We just seem to wake up in the morning with a child in bed with us.

Now this bugs me, there was one thing I was always strict on, I never wanted him sleeping with us, obviously apart from when he was ill. Until now we have managed that and it is bugging me because I don’t know how to stop this. As we don’t know when he is coming into our bed.

I am not even sure whether it is a conscious act for him, or whether he is sleepwalking but I want it to stop. I don’t want to put another gate on his door, as that would be going backwards we took the gate of his bedroom over Christmas but have not used it since the summer time really. So I am a bit stumped to say the least.

Yes I know that it is lovely, but I want to have my own bed. I don’t want Baba in it every night, for starters it isn’t big enough. I end up being squished between Baba and Mr L that is not fun. I would just like him to stay in bed all night, without climbing into bed with me.

Do any of you have any ideas? Is this just a phase? Any thoughts would be appreciated as am completely stumped here. Thanks

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TheMadHouse
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 08:55:23

    I have to say we put the gate back on when both the boys went in to big beds and then took it off later. The thing with parenting is it is often 2 forward and then 1 back. There is nothing wrong with that!


  2. The Moiderer
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 10:31:08

    I am laughing. I have no idea how you guys don’t realise he’s getting into bed with you! You must be really good sleepers!
    I have no suggestions. The little one, like baba, sleeps in her own bed unless she’s ill and I’m worried about her. Even then she tends to sleep mostly in her own bed. However, she makes sure I know that she is out of her room (we have a baby monitor – do you?) and our bed is actually too high up for her to climb onto so no change of ninja little one ending up in bed without us knowing!


  3. Becky (babybudgeting)
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 18:52:10

    Yup I’m with jen put the gate back on and that way even if hes sleep walking hell probably just turn round and go back to sleep (You could put a bell oon the door but that would wake you up! well actually it might not wake yourteo up!!!!) Bx


  4. Emma
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 20:50:19

    Argh! Not a clue from me! So cute that he’s in a big bed now! I think we’ve still got another year of Oli with his cot.


    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Jan 11, 2011 @ 21:43:31

      You and me both no clue from me either. We had to put him into a proper bed, he has been in a bed (cot bed without the sides) since 14 months, and he was starting to bounce on the bed so we thought we had better change him over. As we want to use that cot bed for another child! xxx


  5. Emma
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 20:49:39

    I’m with the others I’m afraid…..put the gate back on!!! I had Liv’s on until she was about 3.5 because she would never stay in her goddamn bed and in the end putting it back on was the only thing that stopped me going completely crazy!!!


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