Thursday, September 12, 2013

sleeping update grayson

Hi All!  I thought that I would take a moment out of my crazy busy week and let you know that bed time is going better with Grayson...

He hasn't had a night terrors since last Friday... I am not sure what was causing them, but I stepped back and started the process of getting him comfortable and making him feel safe in his room.  Which means I am laying with him until he falls asleep.  
Baby steps right...

I am okay with doing this for some time and than I am going to move to sitting outside his door and hopefully "fingers crossed" we will be back to him going to sleep on his own. 

I keep telling myself that he will only be little for a short time and the next thing I will know he will have nothing to do with me being in his room etc...


I will tell you that we did do something special and fun to get Grayson to sleep in his room.  We took him to build a bear and let him create a bear and guess what they have at build a bear... SUPERHERO bears!  
Grayson picked out the batman bear and I sat down with him and told him about the special powers batman has:
~ he only stays in Grayson's room 
~ if Grayson doesn't sleep in his room with his batman bear he will fly away to his cousin Drew's house in South Dakota and sleep with him because Drew sleeps in his room
~Batman Bear protects Grayson when he is sleeping  

I go one step further and make a point that Batman Bear disappears each day and flies back before bed time.  I move batman bear all over his room and sometimes I pretend to knock on the front door and batman is at the front door waiting for Grayson... the imagination of it all is working and has been SO FUN! (it is like elf on the shelf, but with batman)

I just love this age because if you make anything FUN, at least for my little guy, he lights up with excitement!


Miranda Robertson said...

Batman Bear is such a great idea! He will learn to sleep on his own again soon, and in the meantime just soak up all that sweet boy you can. Abi just started kindergarten and basically wants nothing to do with me now. Haha.

Christy said...

We are about to transition Parker from our bed to a big boy bed in his room. He's 3, so it's time. That is such a great idea with the Build a Bear. I'm glad the terrors seem to be over.

StylishSuburban said...

This is a wonderful idea! You're a great mom. Can I ask where you got his sheets?

Jessica Hrouda said...

So glad to hear that he is no longer having night terrors! Great Idea with Batman Bear. He has got to love it.

Mommy Mandy said...

Glad to hear things are getting a bit better!

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