Tuesday, April 8, 2014

creeping


We've got a creeper on our hands. Each night when Pip wakes, she silently tip toes into our room, climbs up and over the end of the bed and wriggles on into the middle. No words, no sounds - just sweet little Pip creeping on in.

As wonderfully cuddly as she is, we'd kind of prefer she sleep in her own yellow bed - but how do I get my children to sleep in their own beds? Well, Dave and I are in the process of switching the kids rooms up a bit. Zeph and Pip will share while Elke has a room to herself and we're helping this might help.

Wish us luck (i'll show you what we come up with soon)!

Do you have a creeper that mysteriously appears in your bed when the lights are out? What do you do about it?


19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful room! I love it.

    Our #2 son is a creeper and sometimes, it gives us a heart attack to wake and find him standing right next to us, staring and willing us to wake up. He doesn't climb into bed, he just stands there. The other day he popped in at 5.23am to tell me he had a blocked nose! I told him to breathe through his mouth, have a quick drink and come back in 2 hours!

    Best of luck with the room swap. xxx

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  2. Yes! All of mine have been creepers at some point. Moving into a shared bedroom certainly helped, but it had to be a move into the older child's bedroom, as the younger sibling was not big enough to "save me from the wolves". If that doesn't help, getting a king size bed definitely helps! All the best though, and I'm certain they will have a very fun room. xx

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  3. This is the prettiest room I've ever seen!

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  4. I have an 18 month old who co-sleeps all night every night. I feel ya!

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  5. I currently have a creeper, but she stops at our door and sits. She scares the life out of you when you walk out the door. But lately she's also been an early morning tantrumer. So slipping into bed quietly would be ok by me. Jo xx

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  6. yes! we HAD 2 creepers and recently made a incentive chart with a sticker being given for sleep throughs, after 4 weeks, miss 4 slept through every night for her weekly reward of a little box of lego and master 2 traded 3 nights for cuddles (they were allowed to come in for a cuddle so long as they returned to their bed to continue sleeping) its made a huge difference here and 4 weeks was long enough to get them out of the habit of joining us.

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  7. I have one that gets into my bed... If it is before 6, we just pick him up and carry him to his bed. Many times he stays after that first carry, but sometimes he gets up repetitively and we keep taking him back without saying anything. (He started this when he was 2, and is now 3 1/2. He goes through phases where he doesn't get up at all, and some where he is in our bed every morning. Usually depends on family craziness, like moving). If he gets into my bed after 6, I let him stay because I know he won't go back to sleep, and if we cuddle I may get to stay in bed til 7!

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  8. All of my kids have been, and still are at different times. The worst offender is the toddler, he sometimes wanders around the house and grabs some bits and pieces or visits his siblings before making it into our room. The older kids usually stop after a talking to and incentives to stay in bed, they most often do it when hubby's away working. The toddler usually comes in after 4am so I usually just let him hop in with us. As long as I'm getting enough sleep I try not to stress about it too much. I love the yellow bed :)

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  9. My Olive has slept in her own bed for the past almost two weeks. This is a breakthrough! It used to be I'd wake up with her in our bed, carry her back to ours, only to wake up a little while later with her in my bed again (usually because I'd been kicked or whacked). Her snuggly body is so lovely, but at this point it's all about save my sleep! (Because soon I'll have none.) So we offered a bribe of lego .... Kellie xx

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  10. Yes indeed I have a creeper, at five he still likes to sleep with mummy "because my bed is uncomfortable mum!" I have yet to find an effective means to keep my spirited, loving little creeper at bay! Mind you I guess as there is only the two of us it is far less of an issue for me!!

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  11. If that was my room I would never leave! We too have 3, 2 of whom share. It used to be Ella (5) & Alex (4) but bedtimes got too much for everyone really so now Alex has his own room and Ella shares with Anna (8mths). This works much much better....for now anyways!

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  12. We have a creeper, sometimes two! It comes in waves and we find it's usually related to what's going on with them emotionally and our routine. I do enjoy our morning snuggles though! xx

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  13. Our littles only come in for morning sleep ins but sharing rooms was fab for unison sleeping and now they just get up together and play x

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  14. Reward chart for staying in own bed might work...but we found when we put boys in the same room together they wanted to stay in there cause they had each other for company. All the best and can't wait to see the room complete! xx Katrina

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  15. Tamika came into my bed almost every night, all the way through until she was in High School. Even then she still came in a few times a week. She only stopped when Justin and I moved in together when she was 15. Then she would sleep any night with me he was away. When she was seriously ill for most of her year 11, she slept with me every night and Justin slept on the couch. This is how I knew Justin was a keeper

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  16. I don't have a creeper. I have a stomper. I definitely hear her coming into our room.

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  17. i would send them straight back unless they have had a nightmare.. give them a little bit in our bed then kick them out!
    I have 5 kids, can't all fit
    in our bed!

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  18. Yes i had one of those and i used to sleep on her floor until she went to sleep but i really think it is a battle that you may not win yet XX

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  19. You have to pretty pretty please show us all pics of the new kids rooms would love to see how you have achieved it!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em