Raise your hand if you were around for Toddler BedGate 2011. UGH. Remember that, you guys? How we tried and tried to move A to a big boy bed and it led to nothing but sleepless nights and misery and my sanity in shambles? All. Summer. Long?
So though Vivi's grandparents gifted her with a decked out big girl bed for her 2nd birthday, I was hesitant. We tried one night shortly after her birthday, she woke up far before her usual diva wake up time of 8:30-9:00am, I pulled the plug. Got the crib tent. But then remember how well THAT went? (Recap: zipper broke, trapped child, black eye.) (And I found out shortly after it had been recalled, so at least Amazon pulled through and gave my $53 back!) So since that thing bit the dust, she'd been climbing in and out of her crib to retrieve the occasional necessity. Likesuchas last week one day, when I went to get her up from her nap and found her wearing a rain coat and rain hat from her closet beside a mountain of books. The climbing was no bueno, I knew it, but you guys - SCARED. I need my sleep! Now more than ever because let's FACE IT, August is coming TICK TOCK TICK TOCK NEVER SLEEP AGAIN.
So Thursday, bedtime. We snuggled in her bed to read books as usual. Except when we were done, I told her that since she was sooooooo big, she could even SLEEP there in that super cozy big girl bed! Didn't she want to give the crib to baby sister, anyway? Yes, yes she did. So .... she laid down and went to sleep.
And napped as usual that day.
And slept right through the next night, too.
And when she wakes? She sits in her bed and plays with her babies and looks at a book until I go up to get her.
So yesterday, confident that it really had been just that easy with this girl, we took apart the crib. There were some concerned tears from Miss V ... until she realize there were 104 stuffed animals under the crib and diverted her attention to removing them one by one and saying "hi, monkey/wabbit/whatever! We goina sweep in my big girl bed now!"
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