I'm feeling quite empowered at the moment and want to share this wonderful tip with other parents of toddlers who won't stay in bed... (Thanks to my mchn!!!)

Isaac has been going through the not-staying-in-bed stage for months now and I thought we had tried everything. For the last few days though we have done the regular settling routine then after putting him to bed, told him we will be back in a minute to check on him. we go back tell him how good he is for staying in bed (calmly of course) and leave telling we will be back in 2 minutes, increasing until he falls asleep.

It's sorta like controlled crying, just without the crying bit.

I doubted if this would work but thought anything was worth a try and on just the third day we are having brilliant results.

So give it a try and don't hate me if it doesn't work!!!