Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Changed to Toddler Bed, now waking up throughout the night & earlier

A couple of weeks ago my two year old daughter fell out of her crib. It was the first time ever and immediately that night we converted her crib to the toddler bed. It has two small bed rails on either end. That night however she fell out a couple of times. We decided to put the ottoman to our glider chair in front of the opening rather than getting another bed rail to hopefully help her learn there is a space there without falling out. Well ever since then she has been waking up throughout the night and waking up an hour to an hour and a half earlier than what she usually was. My theory is that without the bumper her binky (pacifier) is falling out where she can't find it thus causing her to call out for mama. But then when I go in to give it to her, she wants to come with me or me to stay. Which brings us to the root of the problem of getting rid of the binky. Have any of you had this experience with your child changing from their crib to a toddler or bigger bed? What have you tried and failed or succeeded with in trying to wean out the pacifier?

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