Topic: Bedtime
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July 25th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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My "baby" can't get out, she's still in a crib. The older two get walked back up to bed twice. If they get out a 3rd time they get locked in (there is a bathroom in their room.) And, if it's movie night, they lose their movie, if it's not movie night and they get locked in 2 times in one week they lose their movie privilege.

I also give them a dum dum lolipop in the morning if they stay in bed all night to help motivate them. (Breakfast of champions, no? lol) It worked for my oldest, she only gets one now if she specifically asks for it, once they've developed a habit of doing it, I slowly dial back the rewards, just like with potty training.
We also talk about all the fun things we won't be able to do if Mommy is too tired because they were up too late.
Mom to four beautiful girls
Matilda (6), Evelyn (5), Adelaide (3), Cecily (20 months)

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