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Old 01-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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My DS has just turned 3 and we just put him in a "big boy bed". For at least an hour at bedtime, and sometimes 2, he talks and sings to himself and sometimes moves around and jumps on the bed. He'd been doing this for awhile when in his crib and we just let him do it because he would eventually go to sleep. It worries me a bit more with him in the bed- like he might fall or something? He has a safety rail right now.

I am clueless about how to get him to stop this, though. Should I even bother or just let it go until he outgrows it? He is a very spirited child.

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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I wouldn't bother. Many kids need that. I know three cousins who have been doing this all their lives. They are 7, 5, & 3 now, and still do it. It's like an ongoing radio talk show with bouncing and singing. They don't live together either, so they didn't seem to learn it from each other. It's genetic.
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My DD does this. It is comical to listen to her sing and have conversations with herself. She just needs that time to unwind.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #4
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Yeah, that's why it's never bothered me before. Although I get a little concerned when he's still going at 10 o'clock!
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We remind DS over and over to hobo sleep. If behavior like that continues he gets in trouble. Mostly because my middle guy would go on until midnight..
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Re: bedtime bouncing

DD gets hurt doing this all the time. And since my kids share a room, DS has started doing it too. She likes to fall asleep with the door open and we will shut it when it gets out of hand. Normally just the threat of shutting the door makes her calm down.
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