Seriously, ladies. I need advice!! Maia has been a hellion since we went to the toddler bed. If I had had my choice we would not have done this until she was in college, but she was climbing out just as fast as we'd put her in the crib, so we had to change her over. We did all the things the books say to do (let her watch the crib come down, but the toddler bed in the same spot, let her pick out her own sheets) but she is crazy with this bed and has been since March. She was taking the mattress off and THROWING THE BED around the room. The frame. She could drag it around. We would go in and tell her no and put it back and it just wouldn't stop. So we took the bed out and left her mattress on the floor. Now she just throws it around. Every night for weeks we were going in and telling her no and putting it back, but then I thought maybe she thought it was a game. So we stopped going in and eventually she gets tired and goes to sleep on the floor (sometimes on the mattress) after she moves it around for an hour or so. I even put more toys in her room, like blocks and things to hopefully interest her, but apparently nothing holds the allure of this mattress.
I just don't know what to do. It's like I'm raising Baby She-Hulk here. Tonight she was sleeping WITH THE MATTRESS ON TOP OF HER. Once I saw that on the monitor I went in to remove it and I feel like my nerves are shot.
I need advice. Should we go to a twin bed?? At least she couldn't move that... I hope....
I seriously think this must be how Ma and Pa Kent felt when young Clark started lifting up tractors!! :o