Monday, April 28, 2014

Big Boy Bed

Our baby boy has hit another milestone, he's out of his crib and in a twin big boy bed! His little sister will be using his crib so we thought we would try to put him in a big boy bed sooner than later. If it didn't go well, we wanted to have enough time to make the transition before she arrives. We also caught him a couple of weeks ago putting a leg over his crib to crawl out, so we just felt it was time.

We set everything up while he was at daycare. We got him a twin bed without the box spring so that the bed wasn't high off the ground (we'll add one later when he's older). I picked out some new bedding for him. I got him these cute alphabet animal sheets which I knew he would love plus a lightweight blanket. There's also a comforter on the way but it's backordered. I set up the bed with everything that was in his crib so his favorite things would still be there.

When it was bedtime, Michael and I went up with him and he ran right to his bed and sat on it. He started pointing to the animals on the sheets and naming them. He really seemed to love it.

We picked out a book to read and got him snuggled in.

After we read his book we said good night and I told him to stay in his bed and go to sleep. I fully expected him to get out, but he didn't! Within 15 - 20 minutes he was fast asleep.

I was so shocked it was that easy. I was stalking him on the video monitor all night long, but he was happily sleeping every time I looked. I woke up before him in the morning and I was nervous he would be out of his bed messing around but he was still asleep. When he did wake up, he laid in bed for a while and then finally climbed out of his bed, then he went and stood at his door like he was waiting for us to come get him. Then we could hear him jiggling his door handle, but luckily he still doesn't know how to open the doors. I went and opened his door and he was all smiles and he went and ran back to his bed! 

I was so glad that we made it through the night. The next day was Friday when I am home with him so I was nervous to see if nap time would go as well. He did get out a couple of times at the start of his nap but after telling him no those two times, he fell right asleep.

I tested him when he got up from his nap too. I wanted to see what he would do if I didn't come get him right away. After about 20 minutes he got up from his bed, opened his shade to look out the window, then went and got a book climbed back in bed to read it. He's such a good boy!

He's continued to do really well and we haven't had any issues; it's like it's an old routine already. I'm so proud of our little boy for making this transition so well. He never ceases to amaze us!

1 comment:

  1. It's kind of sad when they move into their big beds isn't it! I think I cried the first night Emma spent in her big girl bed, haha =) But the bedding you got is perfect! I love the sheets, and the comforter too!! And it sounds like he has done awesome so far in it! Hope it continues!!!