Bryson has been an amazingly easy kid to put to, and keep in, bed. He tells us when he’s tired, asks for naps and bedtime, and sleeps 10 hours each night and 1.5-2.5 hours each day. Hottie has been suggesting for months that we convert his crib to the toddler bed so that he can get himself out in the mornings and I’ve refused because, “why would we do that? He doesn’t climb out yet.” I said we’d convert the crib once it became a necessity.
It’s become a necessity!
Two mornings in a row, he’s shown up beside my bed asking to, “snuggle buggle in your bed.” I had him show me how he climbs out and he’s quite nimble, but I don’t want him slipping and falling off the rails in the dark (5:45, good god). So… I braced myself for hell and converted his crib.
No hell. No hell at all.
He napped there for 2 hours and went to bed tonight without a problem. At this point, the only problem I foresee is that there is no guard rail because I broke it today while putting it on. So, the floor is covered with pillows in case he rolls out. He stays pretty put at night, so I’m betting 50/50 odds where Matthew would have been 99/1 odds that he’d fall out (the kid has always rolled around all night long)! 😁
Hoping hoping hoping I’m right!
February 7, 2016 at 6:48 am
I hope he didn’t roll during the night!! ☺
February 7, 2016 at 7:03 am
He told us he woke up in his bed, then he said he woke up on the floor. Who knows! At 12:45, he was safe and sound. He slept until 6:16, a record for the last two weeks, so…. Whatever! 😉 He was pretty excited when he woke up!
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February 7, 2016 at 11:03 am
Success!!!! Rowan slept in the most insane positions her whole life so I was sure she’d fall out, but only that one Halloween night. So glad it’s been so smooth!!! What a big boy!
February 8, 2016 at 8:13 am
Glad it’s been a smooth transition so far!! Our kids are the same way – C was all over the place in bed and D hardly moves. As you know, D has been fine in his crib since we turned it around and pushed it up against the wall. I just assumed we’d convert his bed when he turned three like we did with Chloe. However, now that he’s potty training, we’ve noticed that he’s waking up much earlier wanting his diaper changed. And once he hasn’t taken a nap because of bathroom issues. I’m thinking we might need to do it sooner rather than later so he has access to the bathroom. Chloe on the other hand is still in pull ups at night and has not ONCE woken up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Sigh…
February 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm
i’m amazed he was in the crib that long! hooray for the big kid bed!