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Hi! We recently went through this with our twins (26 mos). For weeks we fought with them, cuddled them, sang to them, read to them, everything. We also had problems with one of them climbing into his brother's bed and biting him, so we spent out nights watching them on the video monitor.

One night when we were exhausted and past our breaking point we just put them in the room, turned out the light, and closed the door. They cried for about a minute, and then we watched them (on the monitor) go into their own beds, lay down, and pass out. We were shocked.

They're pretty good about doing that at night now, but nap time is still a mess. If they're not exhausted they won't go down.

Good luck! I hope you find something that works for you!

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Hi team! I'm looking for helpful ideas to get my triplet boys down for nap and bedtime. They are 22 months old and are sleeping in beds. They were really good nappers and sleepers until around 18 months when they started climbing out of their cribs. We transitioned the cribs to day beds and have 3 in the same room that the boys share. The problem is now that they can get in and out whenever they want, they don't want to lay down to go to sleep. And with the three of them, we're always outnumbered. Our nanny lays the boys down for a nap on weekdays and my husband and/or I try at bedtime. Even with the two of us, it's difficult because if we're focused on getting one in his bed and rubbing his back, etc, another one will run out the door. And this trying cycle goes on and on for over an hour until we're all exhausted and cranky. We've tried reading to the them and then closing the door and waiting in the hallway holding the door shut until they fall asleep but that just seems to invite wild free time inside with jumping on the beds, running and wrestling matches.
We don't really know what else to try. Does anyone remember this phase? Do you have any tips to get the kids to stay in their beds? We'd really like bedtime to be the calm, relaxing routine it used to be. Please tell me there is hope!

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