Have took side off DS2 cot last night, as he jumps in it, resulting in banging so loud, you can hear it outside at the front of the house (his bedroom is at the back). Anyway, neighbours had a polite word yesterday, so we have put gate at his door to stop him doing his houdini act. Problem is, I just get him settled, come out and the gate closes with an almighty CLICK! and wakes him up again. I darent leave it open. It's hard enough getting him used to staying in bed without the extra distraction. The gate I have is a Lindam, please does anyone know where I can find a silent closing one (not the fixed non-open soft gate, as I still have probs from SPD and cant climb over) Thanks x
He is almost 21 mo. To be fair, the banging was massively loud and he's been doing it for a couple of months now. Jumping quite high while holding the side rail, which made the cot tip and bang on the floor . Neighbour is elderly, in room adjoining DS, lost his wife last month, so I dont blame them for saying something, and they were very polite.
He has never been a good sleeper, havent had an unbroken night yet. The slightest noise and he would be up shouting and banging. It's not like I tried to be super quiet while he slept, carried on with usual stuff, I suppose he's just a light sleeper. I was going to wait another couple of months before putting him in a bed, but never mind, it's done now.
S'ok Yurtgirl, I didnt think you were having a go . I've been trying to get him to settle himself, but it doesnt seen to be happening atm. He was ok going to sleep on his own when cot had sides on (have always put dc to bed awake) but now he can get up, he seems to want me there. Tonight was a bit better as I just stood in the doorway and edged out, but he was knackered, been out all day and only had 20 mins nap.
The people that say the neighbours should get a grip here, really should come and visit my house when my neighbour slams their pressure fit stair gates the booming sound travels right through my walls and ceilings its almost like they are firing a small cannon in their house, it is close to torture at night when your trying to get some sleep.
I must add that these are non pressure so they have to be lifted a tiny bit & slotted in place to lock. Can be done very gently. We have them at 2 places outside baby's room & she never wakes. She is a light sleeper too.