That’s what most blogs I’ve read about transitioning to toddler bed says to do. Put them in their room (very child proofed) and lock the door. They say to put them in there 20/30 min before “nap time” so they have time to play and what ever and will (should) eventually fall asleep, even if it’s on the floor. I’ve read it helps a lot to have those green light clocks that turn green when you can “wake up”, so they know they need to stay in bed until the clock turns green and they can wake up. Don’t know how you feel about screen time but my neighbor put a little tv in her daughters room and asks her to stay in bed until the movie is over. Sometimes she’ll fall asleep, sometimes she won’t. But regardless she gets quiet time and so does mom. I think I’d definitely consider that even if it’s a last resort.
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