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Old 01-23-2018, 12:16 PM
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If you have a child standing up in a pack n play yelling and whining, not crying, but itís not keeping the other kids in the room from sleeping, would you:

A: Keepgoing in and laying him down until you win the battle. This can take some time and gets him worked up each time, but eventually he stays put.

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B. Leave him alone to hollar until he gets bored and goes to sleep. This also takes some time.

Iíve tried both scenarios. I have to say that option B is easier on me and doesnít seem to disturb the others much. But should I spend the time and effort teaching him my desired behavior of laying down when placed in bed, or just choose my battles? Heís 14 months old.
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A. because in a few short months he'll need to be on a mat or cot and there won't be a mesh wall containing him.
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I almost always do B. I find A rarely, if ever works. I might try A at first but end up doing B with really stubborn kids.

Once he figures out nap time is nap time he will stop protesting. Usually takes between a week to two weeks.
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I almost always do B. I find A rarely, if ever works. I might try A at first but end up doing B with really stubborn kids.

Once he figures out nap time is nap time he will stop protesting. Usually takes between a week to two weeks.
Heís part-time too so itís become a problem. Itís pretty clear heís picked up any time he makes a peep at home. I swear even though he canít talk it sounds like heís just yelling ďHEY! HEYYYY!Ē for 40 minutes. Drives me crazy!!
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B because a never works and i just get frustrated
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For those of you that do B....what do you do with a child that won't stay on their mat?
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For those of you that do B....what do you do with a child that won't stay on their mat?
If a child is on a mat, that's a whole different ball game. I sit next to them and keep them laying down until nap is over. In this case, 99% of the time they go back to sleep.
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