Since he won't stay in his crib any more he's making the move to the big boy bed! It's been a lot harder then I thought! It's like having another new born. He's not sleeping through the night any more and waking up SUPER early!
We're on day 6 of working on the big boy bed. The first 2 nights it took him 2 hours to fall asleep! Night 3 was only 45 minutes! Yay! Moving the right direction. Night 4 was 75 minutes. Last night was about 45 again. We had been using the SuperNanny technique, where you put them back in bed without speaking to the child. That was working alright at bed time but when Jeremiah woke up during the night it didn't help. Night before last Jeremiah was up from 3:30 till 5:30! Yesterday was a LONG day.
I did some more research and found that when kids are first moving into a big bed, starting right next to the child and slowly working your way out of the room works well. Matt and I were getting desperate and decided we would give that a try. It worked really well! It was the best night Jeremiah's had since being in his new bed. Fell asleep within an hour. Got up at 3:30, took him about an hour to stay asleep. Got up 20 minute after falling back asleep but feel right back to sleep. This is the best part, he slept till 6:45! YAY!
I'm interested to see how this new technique will work at nap time. Nap times are hard since I'm the only adult here during the day. Yesterday I was trying to keep Jeremiah in bed while nursing. Not an easy task! I called Matt to come home and help. :-) Hopefully last night we turned a corner.
Passed out in his big boy bed