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9/16/09 - Big Boy Bed
Posted 09-16-2009 at 07:37 PM by jbarber8
My baby isn't a baby anymore.
Last weekend, we converted Jimmy's convertible crib to a toddler bed. The first night, he was fine. The second night, he fell out of bed twice. I told him, "Don't worry. It happens to me all the time!"
We worried that he'd keep getting up and would not stay in the bed, but he has pretty much stayed in his bed. We had to take him back to bed a couple times each night, but it's been easy so far. He still cries at bedtime (age 2 years+ 4 months). His brother always went to bed happy and wakes up happy - Mike pops out of bed like toast from a toaster! Jimmy is different -- he doesn't want to go to bed at night, and he doesn't want to get up in the morning, either! He might get that from me... I admit I'd like to linger a few more minutes on most mornings. I'm grumpy before coffee, too.
We turned off our baby monitor about a month ago, so I'm glad we found the time to take care of Jimmy's bed. I felt bad that I couldn't hear the boys very well. Now Jimmy can come get me if he needs me.
Our boys have been sleeping through the night for a long time, and yet there is a huge difference in the quality of my sleep since we turned off the monitor. If you are still listening to little ones sleep, when they could get out of bed to find you, I highly recommend turning off your monitor!
I tried to get a picture of Jimmy in his new bed and he was not in the mood. This is what I got:
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Posted 09-17-2009 at 07:11 PM by karenvallone
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