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Shae And Her Bed Time

So an update to my post the other day about Shae not sleeping in her own bed. Since then we have been putting Shae in her own bed at naptime and bedtime and instead of laying with her like we use to we are not just sitting with her while she lays.

I put her down for a nap on Saturday afternoon while Melinda was out and when I put Shae down I sat at the end of the bed until she feel asleep. Shae didn’t cry or ask me to lay down with her and she feel asleep in less then 10 minutes. Melinda put her to bed Saturday night and also sat with her on the end of the bed and again Shae did not cry or ask Melinda to lay and was asleep in less then 15 minutes.

Now on Sunday at nap time Melinda took it one step further and actaully tried to lay her down and leave the room. Negative!!! No can do!! That didn’t work at all and Shae freaked out so Melinda sat on the floor this time instead of at the end of the bed. Success, Shae feel asleep in probably less then 15 minutes. Now I went to bed early last night for work so I am not sure how bed time went but I am assuming Melinda probably sat on the floor until she was asleep.

Shae is still in my bed in the morning so she is coming in sometime in the middle of the night but at least she is starting in her bed and that is all I can ask. We started sitting on the end of the bed and now the floor so we are getting closer to the door, LOL. We still have alot of work to do but I feel like we are making progress and hopefully soon we can just lay her down say goodnight and leave the room. I will keep everyone updated.


  1. Stacie's Madness says

    Hey, it's a great start (sounds like)…um, I am just now (or have been this summer) transitioning my FIVE YEAR old to his bed.

    He's always slept in his own bed, but I've rocked him to sleep beforehand. Seriously. The boy is getting too darn big for me to rock him and then carry his big limp body to bed. UGH.

    We've done the "give me five minutes in your bed, really try to close your eyes and sleep. If in five minutes you aren't sleeping I will come and get you to rock."

    Set time for 5 (first week), 10 (the next week) and now we are on 15 minutes…so usually he's asleep in that time no rocking!

    anyway…that was a long winded comment all about me… this is about Shae and it sounds like you guys have a GREAT start on this! Congrats and keep up the good work. 🙂

  2. Flying Giggles and Lollipops says

    Being persistent pays off. You are right, pretty soon you will be out the door and before you know it, bedtime will be a breeze. You will not regret the time you put into it! Sounds like you guys are doing great! Yay to Melinda who is sticking to it while you are at work.

  3. jdaniel4smom says

    Hooray! I bet it has been hard. My 17 month old can't get out of his bed for now.

  4. Erin Tales says

    Sounds like progress!

  5. Blogging Mama Andrea says

    In a week or so you should be able to just do the routine, turn out the light and leave. As for getting them to stay in bed in the night…let me know if you figure out the solution to that one!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

  6. Bill and Lorie Shewbridge says

    Really sounds like you guys are doing a great job… keep up the good work!!

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