Friday, January 24, 2014

Promoted...Big Girl Syle

Amelia has been trying to climb out of her bed when she wakes up in the morning so we decided that it was time to transition her from her crib to a toddler bed. Her crib is a convertible crib so all we had to do was remove the front panel and add a bed rail on the front side until she gets used to having an open side.
She was so excited to hang out in her new bed...it was filled with tons of books and toys immediately.
Cho needed to hang out in her big girl bed too! Amelia loved playing in her room all by herself and even requested that we leave so she could play and read by herself.
We were hanging out in her room after bath time and before bed because we wanted her to feel comfortable with the new sleeping arrangements. To say we were nervous about her having freedom was a bit of an understatement.
We made sure to double check that all the outlets were covered, that the toy box was closed before bedtime, that her fan was stowed away and in a safe place and that her bed was filled with all of her favorite blankets. We went through the same bedtime routine (bath, snack, potty, books and bed) and we held our breath. She went to sleep without any issues and we didn't hear a peep from her all night long. We slept with the volume on the monitor on high...just in case she got scared.
When she woke up the first couple of mornings after being in her big girl bed, she was pretty nervous when she realized that she couldn't get out of her room. She carried her step stool over to the door and she was banging and yelling for us. Once she realized that we were next door and we came to her as soon as she called out, then she seemed to be okay.

The transition to a big girl bed went so much better than we ever could have imagined. I can't believe that we have a two year old that sleeps in a toddler bed...crazy!


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