I'm just thankful my kid is one of them that is not scared to death of the potty. Keeping the potty a good and happy thing right now is a good thing.
Yay for the alarm working out! Last night was one of those nights that my child did not want to sleep....or in her bed.... it was a nightmare. Praying tonight is back to normal!!
Ugh, Molly. That was us all last week. I feel your pain! Hope it was just a freak night for you.
Leigh, glad the first night went well! 5 am is better than 4:30 or 4:45 at least. lol And waking up to a cute voice is sooooo much better than screaming. :)
Awww another kiddo moving on! Glad she's sleeping well.
Originally Posted by tink9702
I'm really amazed at how well Aiden is doing in a real bed. Took DH 3 tries, but he did go to sleep without anyone laying in bed with him last night. While I don't mind laying with him right now till he's asleep (did yesterday for his nap) I know that's a no go once Zoe is here.
Yay for the alarm working out! Last night was one of those nights that my child did not want to sleep....or in her bed.... it was a nightmare. Praying tonight is back to normal!![/QUOTE]
I HATE those nights! We all have them at some point. :(
Not sure where my usual child went, but this morning he actually sat in a cart in not one, not two, but THREE different stores!!! He never once cried or complained. He never tried to climb out. He was fantastic. Beginning to wonder if he's not feeling well because this is soooo unlike him. I didn't even bribe him with any toys to play with while in the stores! Usually he ends up in a carrier halfway through a store because I've had enough. lol
So I know a lot of you have transfered from the baby bed/crib to a toddler bed, etc. when did you decide that it was time to make that change?
When the kid screamed from being in the crib. And I also got to where I couldn't lay him down when he was already asleep. Already knew we had to transition him over because I was not going to buy a 2nd crib, so figured why not. Worked out great for us, but I know many times it doesn't go nearly as smoothly. Honestly on my military wife forum most kept their kids in cribs till they climbed out a few times. Many don't bother transitioning out of a crib till 3. They like the containment. Can't blame them. :lol:
We are just starting to TTC for #2, and will want to use the crib for that baby. We have been looking at furniture lately and had already decided on some we liked. We went into the store and they had the set we liked on sale. We saved a few hundred dollars. So we went ahead and bought it. The store is holding it for us until we are ready for delivery. Right now we are cleaning that room and and getting it ready. I guess the great sale decided for us. :p
We'd gone back and forth on it since her 2nd birthday (which was 3 months ago now :shock:) because we felt like while the containment was nice, it was also contributing to some of the night problems--screaming upon waking, waking up from getting her arm or leg stuck in the bars, etc. Then one day I realized that her noodle pillow would make a perfect bumper, and just decided almost on a whim to do it right then and there. And in fact it's been great--as I've mentioned before, Adair is really into the idea of being a "big girl" and so she is WAY into her "big girl bed", which does make bedtimes a lot easier. I don't really think it's affected her actual sleep much one way or the other, but it's giving her the ability to wake up more pleasantly, which is really nice. I hate the screaming. It's also MUCH more comfortable to sit on or next to, rather than having to lean over/squash my arm through the bars to pat her. Bonus. :p
I feel like she also just likes to hang out in her room more now, which she never would at all before.
with DS it was when he started climbing out - 4 times in one nap was enough!
with DD we got a great deal on the bunk bed (with trundle). I originally thought we'd put DS in the bottom bunk and DD on the trundle but they are sleeping together in the bottom bunk (full size) and loving it. She had been screaming and hating her crib.
oh, and I refuse to do a toddler bed - we go straight to twin. Waste of money IMHO. We thought about just taking the front of the crib off to convert, but they don't sell the rail for the crib we have anymore (from 2008) so we gave that up quickly.