This past Saturday, Hubby transformed Princess' 3-in-1 crib into a toddler day bed. After doing this, I realized the bedrail that we have is longer than the crib/bed. So that meant no bedrail. "Oh well, we will see how she does."
Night 1: Princess goes to bed as usual. She falls out around 1:30 a.m.
Night 2: Princess goes to bed as usual. I check on her before going to bed. Her head and arms are hanging off of the bed. I put her back in bed. She falls out around 1:30 a.m.
Night 3: I put a foam cushion by her bed. Princess goes to bed as usual. I don't hear from her at all.
Night 4: Princess refuses to go to bed. After numerous ideas (rock her, lay beside her, let her fall asleep in our bed, rock her, rock her...) and being 11:00 p.m., I give in and let her sleep on the foam cushion on the floor in my room.
Night 5: We received a gently used bedrail that fits her bed! Princess was very excited. She kept saying, "pink on it." (Because it is pink and white). She refuses to go to bed. After 8 minutes of crying, I didn't hear from her until 8:30 this morning! (Why didn't I do the crying thing last night?!!!! I always forget about letting them cry. Lack of brain cells, I guess.)
I would say things are going well. She has gotten out of bed a couple of times. All I have to tell her is "if you get out of bed, you will get a spanking." Then she stays in.
Although the last two nights she got out and told me she had "poopies". I checked her diaper and there was nothing there. So I thought maybe she needs to poop, but then she doesn't until the next day. So last night when she did it, I talked to her about lying. I told her if she lies again that I would put soap in her mouth (which she seemed excited about!). Anyhow, I am thinking she is too young for that punishment. What do you think? Any suggestions on how to teach about lying at such a young age?