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A couple of things here stand out to me. First, in general, crib time outs aren't a good idea. They are convenient, but they also create negative associations with the place of sleep, which causes problems later on; around this time children often go through a phase where they don't like to go to bed (as they're starting to be aware of the ability not to!) ...


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I have been doing some reading up on tantrums recently as my LO is a similar age and started to have them too. I found this link quite helpful - http://www.babycenter.com/0_tantrums_11569.bc as it helps you to see things from their point of view as well. Regarding timeouts it suggests to make the timeout last for about one minute per year of his ...


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I personally think 21 months is time for a bed he can get in and out of himself - my parenting style leans towards independent kids. That doesn't help with the tantrums though. I have 2 suggestions you can consider: Ask him to go sit somewhere specific, where you can sit next to him. We used a stair, and if he didn't stay put we would go sit with him. ...


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You might have to abandon the crib/Pack&Play as a time-out spot for now, and pick a corner of the house or a room with, perhaps, a few cushions or other soft things he can sit on/amongst. There he can have his meltdown safely until he cools off. Of course the downside of this is that someone needs to stand guard over him and make sure he doesn't leave ...



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