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Janey2209 Fri 09-Oct-09 21:44:39

Hi all

My little one has recently started to stand up in his cot which is fine..but its causing problems with getting him to sleep!

I had just started to manage to get him to play by himself in his cot and fall to sleep, when he discovers standing up...now, when I put him to bed I cant just leave him to fall asleep by himself independantly, he stands up by the side of his cot as soon as i go out of the room or even just to another part of the room , I have to stand by the side of his cot untill he is asleep, if i left him stand up for awhile he would not get tired and settle to sleep alone he would get over tired and begin screaming! I am just concerned that staying with him every night untill he goes to sleep could lead to a bad habbit when he is older... I am unsure of what to do...has anyone else had this problem? x

GhostWriter Fri 09-Oct-09 21:47:01

Tis developmental and utterly normal. He's learned to stand up and his brain says 'stand, stand, stand' and he can't switch it off.

It'll get better, just keep putting him back down, do what you have to do and it will pass. It's normal.

iliketurquoise Fri 09-Oct-09 22:04:00

if he is safe in the cot, then you dont need to worry. when they grow more they will start climbing out of it grin

ABetaDad Fri 09-Oct-09 22:35:52

Janey - DS1 used to do this but they do get tired if you leave them AND you do not go back even if they cry for a bit.

Once DS1 did go to sleep we would go back in and cover him up.

anjlix Sat 10-Oct-09 22:45:12

I would leave my twins till they decided they had enough of standing/sitting/playing and would finally sleep. They would ofcourse cry a bunch and in the first 2 weeks I had to go in 1-2 times to lay them down and make a quick exit. It was a shock to me because before they could stand they would sleep with in minutes of laying down on the cot. Another thing that worked was to put them in 15-30 mins before they are normally ready for nap. That way they had some wind down time and did not end up being overtired.

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