Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's working...

We have been struggling with Eli getting out of bed at night.
Some nights he would get up 3-4 times.
Nothing's wrong, he just wonders into our room and then I have to get up and take him back to bed.
Yes, me. If Aaron tries, he cries and screams.
So, we put a gate up infront of his door!
And, it's been working!
He doesn't wake up and yell from his room, which is what I thought would happen.
The only time he gets up is in the morning.
I told him after a few nights we would take the gate down and see how he does.
We'll try soon!
I don't know...does it seem cruel??!!


Kendall Smith said...

No, not cruel. NECESSARY!!! We had to do that for a while with Ollie, too!!!

Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate said...

I realize my child is not Eli's age yet, but I would say a strong "NO" to your cruelty question. I'll have no problem whatsoever doing that to Luke if need be someday.

Kara Janzen said...

I've heard of several people using that trick and have a feeling we might be doing it someday soon as well! For us, Braden will be upstairs and I really don't want him coming down the stairs in the middle of the night! Hope it keeps working for you!

The Sieberts said...

nope. not cruel at ALL! We used to lock Ava in her room...that was probably cruel :o)