Saturday, September 11, 2010

Big Boy Bed

This post is a little out of order. The weekend before we went to the lake, we decided that Brody was ready for his toddler bed.

A lot of kids his age have already been in toddler beds for months. But Brody had never tried to climb out of his crib. His legs just weren't strong enough. So we saw no need to put him in a bed that we couldn't keep him in. Well, he finally started trying to climb out and would actually get stuck sitting up on the top, probably more dangerous than just climbing all the way out. Plus, we want our boys to share a room soon. And having Brody already in a bed that he can get out of when he wakes up without waking up Carson is a necessity. So it was definitely time to make this change and get him transitioned before we tried the shared room thing.

So on a Saturday morning we made the change. This wasn't just a matter of simply changing out a rail on the bed. You see, we didn't purchase the toddler rail for Brody's crib. And Carson's crib came with a toddler rail. And cribs don't fit through doors...we tried. So we had to dismantle each crib and swap rooms. It was a nice, family activity that took all morning...and into the afternoon. Because nothing is easily done when you have the eager help of a 2 1/2 year old and 1 year old.

The final product of all of Daddy and Brody's hard work

Meet the bed time entourage. All of these guys must be ready and waiting to ensure a good night sleep for Brody. There is Nemo, an otter, a horse, Tigger that he's had since he was a newborn, Buzz, and 3 blankets in that stack. If one is missing, he will ask for it until we find it. Just imagine what its like when we travel. These guys get their own bag. Its kinda ridiculous. 

I was actually really dreading this transition. I just knew that he would keep coming out of his room and would put up such a fight to take naps and go to bed at night. I had heard all these stories of kids who just refused to stay in their toddler beds in the beginning. And he completely surprised us. He's had his moments, but for the most part he's done great. I can actually only think of 1 time that's he's gotten out of bed at a nap. That doesn't mean that he doesn't cry to get up sometimes, but he never gets up without permission. And what's funny, he won't even come out after he wakes up. He'll call for one of us, just as he would when he was in a crib. So we're going to have to work on that before we try the shared room thing.

Brody Boy, you are growing up way too fast! Slow down a little, will ya? 

1 comment:

  1. praying for your sweet family Larra. God WILL get the glory...


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