We’ve officially made the transition to the toddler bed. I was dreading the day lex would be in her toddler bed- i pictured seeing her little face peeking out over the gate to her room while screaming and yelling for mom and dad. Or having to sit outside her door and keep telling her to get her butt back into that bed. And i’m sure we’ll have plenty of those nights- but so far the transition has been EASY. Yup, you read that right. Super, duper, i can’t really believe it easy.
Mike and I decided to make the transition now because she’s dangerously close to being able to crawl out, she’s in a stellar mood these days (no teething, clinging, etc), and she goes down insanely easy for nighttime and naps (homegirl BEGS for her nap). We didn’t make a big deal about the transition- didn’t even let her see us switching out her crib rail, and she already had her toddler bedding in her crib, so it was a pretty simple thing (bonus that her bed converted and she didnt have to say “bye bye” to her beloved bed!). Obviously she noticed immediately- and loves jumping in and out of bed- BUT when it came time to go down for the first night she went out like a light and didn’t even TRY climbing out. When she woke up in the morning we heard the usual “mommy! mommy! morning mommy!” all from her bed! she didn’t even try climb out! Nap times go the same way.
Clearly it won’t always be this easy. She’ll be a normal toddler and fight bedtime at some point- she’ll discover she can get in and out and read & play all night. And i’m seriously convinced she’s going to sleep in the teepee (i know i would). We’ve baby gated the door to her room because her bedroom is upstairs- and the thought of her having the run of the whole upstairs while we’re watching TV downstairs is seriously scary. At least she’s fully contained in her bedroom! We’ll see what the future holds- but i think we found the perfect time for lex to make the big switch.
I can’t believe how big girl she looks in there.