A week ago, we turned Sophie’s crib into a toddler bed. She wasn’t climbing out of her crib, she wasn’t asking for a big girl bed, but we thought that it was about time – she’s almost 3!! Her crib is from Ikea, and is one that turns into a toddler bed just by taking off the sides and making a few adjustments. Sophie got in on the fun.
Eran and I were a bit worried – you just hear about kids who have quite the transition to the big kid bed – climbing out, over and over again, getting out in the middle of the night, all that horrible stuff. So, we were worried that she would just climb out, because she can. She was going in and out the first day it was a toddler bed, so she knew that she could. Bedtime came, we did the usual routine, told her how proud we were of her big girl bed, and put her to bed. Same as usual, she cried out for about a minute – we waited outside her door, looking at each other waiting for the door to open. But it didn’t! She went to sleep! Okay, awesome! But, we were still expecting her to wake up in the middle of the night and see her at our bedside. Nope! Next morning, same time as usual, we hear “MAMA!!!”. I rush to her room, immediately start talking about her big girl bed, and how proud I was of her for being such a big girl. We did it! It’s been a week already, and she’s totally stayed in the bed. She doesn’t even get out until we go into her room. It’s kind of weird, but I’m not complaining.