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So in my other playroom many people seem to think it is unsafe to use a gate or something else to keep Elise in her room at bedtime untill she falls asleep in case of fire. I guess I always saw it the same as if she was in a crib and couldn't get out. We also still have a viedo monitor in her room. I am in the wrong here, seems I know a ton of peopel who do this for younger kids /toddler and have never thought twice about it untill now.
I personally don't see anything wrong with using a gate until she's asleep. Its not like you are locking her door and not letting her out till the next morning. Sadly, I do know some one who does just that.
Yup we crack her door just before I go to sleep. Once shes asleep its fine bit the super nanny way of putting them back in bed 100 times didn't work it became a huge game but if you left her she would just crawl back into bed herself and go to sleep. See never cried or anything in fact I think she liked the bounderies
Natty-I think putting a gate up sounds totally fine. We've all been chatting for over 3 years now and I've never heard you say one thing that sounded even the tiniest bit questionable in terms of safety or anything else! If getting Elise to sleep that way worked that's awesome! The Supernanny way would be exhausting and could turn into a game very quickly. Kids do like boundaries. Anyway, try not to second guess yourself...I know it's hard and we all do it, but you're doing what's best for your family
We use a gate all night. She wakes up before us and doesn't always come to our room first. So my feelings are I can yank a gate down in a case of a fire just like I would have to pull her out of the crib. Or I let her wake up and wander the house and find all kinds of other dangers.
At night I have found that just putting her back a million times without talking to her is what works. Bedtime used to take 2 hours but she is getting down to 45minutes now.
Well and to be 100% clear when k say a gate or something else. I tried a gate and Elise was too tall and I cant remember the name of thething but you put it on the door knob so they cant open it and we put that one the inside of her door. So essentially the same as a gate I just cant remmeber the name of that. I kind of think some of it is a matter of some have smaller kids and have not gone through this stage yet. I learned long ago to never say never you never know how you will handle a situation.