View Poll Results: Disturb or do not disturb LO in the morning
If he's happy and content leave him alone so you can do your thing 99 94.29%
Leave him be for a few moments but hurry up 5 4.76%
It's not fair get him out right away 1 0.95%
other (is there an other?) 0 0%
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:26 AM   #1
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My DS (15m) will spend a good hour in his crib in the morning playing (not that I leave him in there for an hour, but maybe once or twice I have while I needed to catch a few more zzz's). He laughs, sings, talks, etc. Sometimes I go in to get him and he has all of his stuffed animals lined up in one side of the crib and he is on the other side so happy and babbling.
He usually wakes up around 7ish while I am in the shower and I leave him in there until I am finished getting ready and I have his breakfast ready. Everyone I talk to says to let him play in there because he is content and working on his independence and socialization.
I am okay with leaving him there, but my mother was here last week and she insisted that I should go get him because its just not fair to leave him in there.
So my question is do you/would you leave your LO if they were playing in their crib/room? Poll coming...
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:37 AM   #2
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I'm just curious why she thinks it's unfair?
My ds2 always did that, it was great! He was happy and when he was ready to get up he'd call me or if his breakfast was ready I'd go get him. I see nothing wrong with it!
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:35 AM   #3
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I'm just curious why she thinks it's unfair?
My ds2 always did that, it was great! He was happy and when he was ready to get up he'd call me or if his breakfast was ready I'd go get him. I see nothing wrong with it!
Well it sounded to me like she was saying that I am keeping him locked up in his room for no reason, like some sort of punishment. I really didn't understand her reasoning, but it did make me question as to whether or not this would have a lasting negative impact on him. I truly don't believe so, maybe he'll have imaginary friends but that's not a terrible thing.

I'm definitely not going to stop leaving him, as soon as he starts calling out to me I go get him. In fact, most of the time I go get him before he calls because I am ready and need to get him ready.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:38 AM   #4
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Yep, I agree too. It's fine to leave him as he is happy! I wish DD would do this. She just stands at the side of her crib crying until she is "rescued".
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:44 AM   #5
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i WISH mine would play in her crib lol. let me get a few things done. even when i try to clean and i put her in for a few mins.. she's not happy. lol. she only wants to sleep in it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:19 AM   #6
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Leave him. He is happy and he will let you know if he wants out. Besides that, if you "rescue" him every time he is awake, he may start to feel that being in the crib is not okay and cry to come out even if he wakes at night. Let him play and count your blessings that he likes to be in the crib.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:25 AM   #7
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Leave him!!!

Both mine have done that (and still do), sometimes they just aren't ready to get up even though they are awake. Do I left them until they would yell for us and then I'd go get them right away.
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Oh, count yourself in with the lucky ones - I think being able to entertain himself is a wonderful thing! If he were screaming crying that's a different story, but he's happy and playing so it's not like you're ignoring him. Not sure what's so unfair about letting a happy kid play but you are allowing him his independence and getting something done for yourself in the meantime. Win win, I say.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:33 AM   #9
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leave him, my little guy is 14mo and sometimes he takes naps and sometimes he plays happily in his crib for 30-45 minutes. i don't leave him alone for longer than that....but i agree that it builds independence, creativity, and allows him to learn to entertain himself. as long as you can hear him i think it's okay.
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Leave him be.. my 17 mo old does te same thing.
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