Friday, July 15, 2016

Toddler Bed For My Littlest Baby

Look who is all grown up! 

Sunday night we made the switch from crib to toddler bed, and somewhat surprisingly, because my littlest babe has a hint of spunk, the transition went off without a hitch. 

We told her she could choose three friends (aka stuffed animals) to sleep with her, but the rest had to sleep on the floor. We further explained that each night she can choose three new friends if she desires, but only three in the bed at a time. Again, to our surprise, no sass was shown. No fight was had. She just said "Ok, Mama. I like Minnie, Kitty and Monkey."

As you can see, we did not set a limit for her beloved pacifiers. Because, well, I know where to draw the line.

She never got out of bed after we left the room that first night (still hasn't), slept all night, and woke the next morning and immediately started playing/reading in her bed (I left one book close by so she could pick it up to read first thing). After about ten minutes of reading to Minnie, she started calling for me (still never getting out of bed).

I'll call this crib to big-kid bed passage a W-I-N.

I may or may not have shed a few tears in the process. I know. Typical. But for the first time in four years, I don't have a baby snoozing in a crib. My littlest baby isn't a baby anymore. She's now a 2.5 year old who can climb in and out of bed on her own.

Hold me.

We are proud of you, Ms. Camille!

Next up on the toddler transition to-do list? Pacifier elimination. Anyone want to call me out on how long I have been saying that?

Ahh well, all in good time.

All in good time. :)


  1. YAY!! So glad she did so well! And especially during what has probably not been the easiest week for y'all, I'm glad you caught a break :) Hope the trend continues! And good luck with the pacifier elimination... when the time is right :)

  2. I'm getting tears just thinking of transitions (and we are a ways away!). Ah! Camille, big girl. Way to go momma, sounds like you both handled the change with poise and grace. I'll be looking forward to any paci elimination tips you gather- I'll probably be in the same boat sooner than later.

  3. Awesome! We had a similar smooth-sailing transition to the toddler bed too. What a relief! We need to eliminate paci's too... seems like the older he gets, the more he gets attached to it! :/ Let us know how it goes! (When you get there.)

  4. Yay, Camille and yay, you for being brave and doing it!! I'll be praying the pacifier transition goes as smoothly as this one, whenever the time comes :)


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