She's happy to go to bed, wiggles down, gets a story, says 'night night' and by the time I've got to the bottom of the stairs she's got out and bum shuffled out, opened the door and laid herself down on the floor behind the closed stair gate which we have at her bedroom door.
We used to go stgraight to her, no words, or if any a few key words like 'dark, bed' stay, sleep' or whatever. We'd just put her back in and then leave, no fuss. But this would go on and on.
By the way, she never, ever calls out, she does all this very quietly.
So sometimes we didn't know she'd got up and we'd find her asleep but we nipped to the loo or went to bed ourselves.
So we ended up just leaving her there till she fell asleep and then put her in her bed.
Just now I've gone up and there she is on the floor. She's not quite fast asleep, so I put her in bed, lay with her stroking her back and hair etc. I get up and come down and I can hear that she has got out of bed and is back lying in her little spot!
What would you do?
Just leave her and not worry?
That's what I'm doing but just wondered what you might do if it was you.
Ds2 did this for nearly a year, if he was there before I went to bed I put him back, but he often got out again!! If he got out after we were asleep he just stayed there. It was exactly the same spot just behind the stairgate, it didn't seem to affect his quality of sleep and he eventually stopped doing it.
Hmm that's a new one on me - L sure knows how to keep you on your toes, doesn't she?
I think, if this was ds, and he seemed happy with it, I'd be going down the same path as you - starting off putting him back in bed and then getting to the stage where I'd question whether it was really worth persisting when he was so determined and when it didn't seem to be causing any obvious harm. Not sure that's helpful...
I suppose people slept on floors before beds were around. And jesters used to sleep in the door of their master's room (maybe Lottie's teling you something here?!).
TC, my dd used to get out of her bed and sleep under the bed. Her twin bro sleeps on the floor between their bds, he makes a den with her pillow and his duvet - its like clambering over a linen mountain to find either of them