It still amazes me how much of a little person Evie is now. I still picture her as my little newborn half the time, but she really isn’t a baby. She’s a little girl, a toddler yes, but a little girl. She is talking more and more and I love hearing her sweet little voice.
I decided very last minute that we should switch her crib to having the toddler side up. Honestly I lost my marbles and went into full on cleaning mode in her room, and while cleaning I decided that I wanted it switched right then and there. – Sorry honey – Evie has been all about big kid beds for awhile. When we’ve gone over to friend’s homes she would climb up onto their kids beds and start chanting “Big bed! Big bed!”. If we went into Ikea, she’d go straight for the big kid beds, and then to the toy area. I decided that it was time to just give it a go. Thankfully she has never tried to climb out of her crib. I was always worried she would because I have several memories of falling out of my crib when I was a kid, and that hard landing onto the ground sucked!
Thankfully Jason was all for it and we rounded up the pieces we needed to switch her crib around. They had been sitting in our closet for awhile, and were mixed up with bits and pieces from a few other pieces of furniture we have. It took a bit to figure out which parts to remove, and what went there because we didn’t have the instructions, but we figured it out!
By the time we had the bed put together it was time for Evie to go to bed. We honestly were not sure what to expect. We figured she would either stay in bed, fall out of bed in the middle of the night, or she would just get up and play with toys and read her books. Thankfully the first night went amazing! She stayed in bed the whole night, and she did not fall out. In the morning we went and checked on her and she was still in bed despite being awake. She was waiting for us to come and get her like we always have. Her first nap in the bed went just as smoothly. We have had no problems with her transitioning to this toddler bed. I may have just jinxed it… I will keep you posted.
Now we are debating about what we want to do. Currently our guest room is storage and has our office desk in there. We are considering switching Evie over to that room come spring time. So I am getting together lots of ideas on Pinterest for what we want to do. When we make that switch Evie will probably get an actual toddler bed, or we may even switch her to a real “big girl” bed. Lots to think about.
How did switching your kid from their crib to bed go? Did it go smoothly, or did you have some bumps along the way?