Thursday, March 06, 2014

Big Kid Bed

Last month I wrote about our bedtimes woes with Jack. He could climb out of his pack-n-play and many nights were a long dance of toddler climbing out and mommy returning toddler to his bed. 

Since we were in a furnished rental cottage (in January-February), we were stuck between a rock and a hard place. I could tell it was time to move him to a bigger bed, but the beds in our rental were all really high and the doors to bedrooms wouldn't stay shut because it was a hundred+ year old house.

I was thrilled to move into our new house for many reasons, but I was especially thankful that we were able to finally move Jack into a big kid bed... We set up his crib converted to a toddler bed as well as a full-size bed in his new room. The first night we started him in his toddler bed, but he ended up requesting to sleep in the big bed. Also, on the very first night I ended up sleeping with him... it was a new house, he was still recovering from his hives incident and we wanted the transition to go smoothly.

The first couple of nights involved me laying down with him, but the last week has been amazing. We all get in his bed with him, read books and sing songs, and he goes to sleep. We shut the door (it has a child lock on the handle so he can't escape) and he RARELY gets out of bed. He has free rein of that room and I RARELY have to go and put him back in bed. After two months of on and off climbing out of his pack-n-play at bedtime I am in mommy heaven. I actually have my evenings back and I am incredibly grateful.

I am one happy mommy. Here are a few pics of me from my nephew's birthday party that I didn't get in time to include in my blog post: I am "slide-down-a-big-slide-at-Monkey-Joes" kind of happy now that Jack is sleeping in his big bed with no issues. He doesn't even get down and play with toys during nap time. YAY!!!


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