Kristen Bell shares the ‘Controversial’ trick they use to get their toddler to sleep.
Kristen and husband, Dax Shepard, are currently battling to get their 3-year-old daughter, Delta, to sleep.
Kristen shared her story at the world premiere of the IMAX documentary PANDAS, held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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“Look, I’ll get controversial,” Kristen told press on the red carpet. “My 3-year-old [Delta] decided to stop sleeping about nine months ago. And every night, when we put her to bed, she turns the lights on, which annoys the 4-year-old [Lincoln], and she will move furniture, and she bangs on the door with different, hard toys. We switched the door knob. We turned the lock on the outside.”
She went on to acknowledge that the practice of locking your child in their bedroom at night time is definitely one that sets off fiery debate among parents.
“I’m sorry, I know that’s controversial, but we lock it when she gets in there, and we stand outside and say, ‘We love you, we will talk to you in the morning, but now, it’s time for sleep.’ And after about 10 minutes, she’ll wind herself down. And then, before we go to bed, obviously, we unlock it.”
Whatever works, right?
I actually don’t even like the doors shut, but this parenting gig is so hard, we all do what we have to do to get some peace.
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