Toddler bed success! (x-posted to April 2010)

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Toddler bed success! (x-posted to April 2010)

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:

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Yay for the transition going well. Smile I have heard of more than a few ppl that never even use a crib and just put the crib mattress on the floor. Smile We are transitioning around Christmas/Birthday time, so nervous. lol. I did my other kids about the same age, but there weren't two to try to keep in their beds. lol

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That is fantastic! My girls love their cribs. We won't transition for awhile. If they are happy, why mess with it. Smile

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I totally agree Mel... if they weren't sharing a crib, I would so keep them in the crib (well... maybe not, since they are experts at climbing out anyhow)... but I am all for keeping them in their cribs as long as possible. Smile

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First, congrats Kim! Smile

Second-- Rachel, how did you manage them sharing a crib for this long? There is no way A&A could. He is always trying to bounce on her...

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"daniellec.parker" wrote:

Second-- Rachel, how did you manage them sharing a crib for this long? There is no way A&A could. He is always trying to bounce on her...

ROFL That was K and S. K always wanted to crawl over or bounce on S. We had to separate them early.

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I don't know, they just don't. I think there is the occasional roll on each other thing in the middle of the night, but it works for them. I don't know how they'll actually do being separated. Wink