Ian’s Toddler Bed
Yup, you saw that right. Ian has graduated to a toddler bed. Jesse and I had been contemplating moving him into one for quite awhile now. At first, we thought about doing it during the holidays, but then something came up and we decided to wait until his 2nd birthday. Well, a couple of weeks ago, our minds were changed once again. Ian loves getting in our bed and pulling the covers up and “going to bed” that we couldn’t logically put it off anymore. So while Gramps was up one weekend, the men changed Ian’s crib to a toddler bed. Ian is loving it and he’s been awesome with it. The night we changed it over, he was all set to hop into bed and go to sleep (without taking his bath).
Since then, he’s been doing really well with it. We really haven’t had a problem with him getting out of bed and giving us a problem with going to bed (knock on wood). We still go through our nightly routine and when he’s put in bed he generally stays. Now there have been a couple of times where he starts to crawl out as we’re leaving the room, but generally we just need to turn around and tell him it’s bedtime and to go to sleep and he’ll crawl right back in bed.
With that said, yesterday was a different story. He did not want to take a nap (even though it was obvious he needed one) and he did get up a couple of times. He did end up getting in a nap, but he never made it back to his bed. I went in to check on him after 20 minutes of silence and found him curled up on the floor with his blankets. We’re thinking he slept there purposefully since he had both of his blankets wrapped around him (he’s been having growing and teething pains simulatneoiusly).
The one thing we were hoping he would figure out sooner still hasn’t happen though. Now that he can get in and out of his bed when he wants, he still waits for one of us to come get him after he wakes up. He will sit in his bed for 5 minutes calling us instead of getting out and playing. We were hoping he would be content to getting pu and playing in his room for awhile, so Jesse and I could sleep in a little more on the weekends, but that’s a no go at the moment.
So Ian has officially gone into a toddler bed and we no longer have a crib.