Saturday, December 5, 2009

Toddler beds

Since we got back from Florida Preston and Lily have been climbing out of their cribs. It's been mostly at nap time I think because it's more light in their room. At night they can't see a thing in there. So all week it's been a fight trying to get them to stay in their cribs long enough to fall alseep. I have been paranoid about them climbing out and getting stuck and hurting themselves. So Aaron and I decided today we would take the front off the crib and make it more of a day bed. We stuck to our same bedtime routine of bath, book, bed then tucked them in and said goodnight. We first heard the door open, laughter, then crying. I think they just thought we were going to give them free reign on the whole house. We put a gate up at their door and when they saw that they started yelling "mommy" I went upstairs put them back in the bed without saying a word (just like Supernanny says) and came back downstairs. Repeat about 6 times but then ........... 45 mins later they were sleeping. Really that's it, it was so easy *knock on wood*. Now I face the challenge of naps. One of my friends told me they may be done with naps *hold on while I scream* What do you mean done with naps? I have lots to do during the 2 hours that they sleep, don't theses kids know it's Christmas and we leave for Texas in 2 weeks?! ?! Oh god if they are done with naps it's going to be a looooooong winter.
If I sound like I have no idea what I am doing it's because I don't. I should mention that Ashley didn't come out of her crib until she was almost 3 and by then she pretty much knew what stay in your bed means. People say the first year is the hardest they obviously don't remember 2.
Trust me I will keep you up to date on the toddler bed transition. Any advice on this transition is greatly appreciated and needed.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

My 4 1/2 yr old still takes a 1.5 to 3 hour nap each day! Don't give up hope! Our twins turned 2 last month and they are still taking good afternoon naps too! We haven't led on to our 4 yr old that naps end at some point! :) He also still gets crabby around supper time if he hasn't napped which tells us we are doing the right thing! I will cry when naps come to an end!