Our bedtime routine we try to keep the same as much as possible. Over the past week or so, sometimes when we would go in the bedroom with Spark, she would climb into our bed, lay her head on my pillow and pull up the covers.
Obviously, this was a BIG sign to us that she was ready to try a toddler bed. That and she absolutely HATES her crib.
Being poor, I fashioned a platform out of diaper boxes on the ground and put her crib mattress on that. It's about 8 inches off the ground, so I put some pillows beside it in case she fell off. I folded up a soft blanket and put it in a pillow case so she'd have a small pillow.
The first night... she went down like a champ! She didn't want me to leave at first, (and did the patented Spark hug where she clings to your neck lol) so I cuddled her, gave her kisses and nuzzled her nose until she drifted off. It took maybe 5 minutes. We were really surprised! It's been 3 naps and another night since then and she's really taken to it!
So yay!! No more crying in the crib every night! I can't even believe it! :vibes: