So as you all know we are expecting another baby in a few months! We didn't want to buy another crib just to have Korbin go to a toddler bed a few months later, so we decided to slowly move him to a toddler bed. We wanted to do this well before baby #2 comes so he didn't feel like it was because of the baby. Also, my belly is getting so big that it is hard for me to get Korb in and out of the crib. So the first of January we got his toddler bed up from the garage and put it in his room. We told him what it was and for the first few weeks he was just able to play on it and get used to it. One evening he was being awfully quiet in his room (which is almost never a good thing) so I peaked my head in and he was laying on his bed with a blanket over him "reading" a book. It was probably one of the cutest things I have ever seen!
The next day I caught him in his bed again laying down. So that night we decided that it might be worth a try to see if he could handle the big boy bed. We asked him which bed he wanted and he ran to the toddler bed. We did our usual night routine and then tucked him in for nite nite. We fully expected to get up about 6 times that night and just finally decide that he wasn't ready and put him back in the crib. Well the morning came and he hadn't woken up once! Not even one time!! We thought maybe it was a fluke so the next night we were expecting not to get much sleep, and once again..he slept through the night. He has now been in the toddler bed for about a month and he absolutely LOVES it! He does wake up sometimes and gets a little scared, but he is usually good to go back to sleep when we go in there. In the mornings he often plays in his room for a little while before I hear him. He is good to stay in his room until I come in. As for nap time.. we haven't tried that much. He still sleeps in his crib during nap because he has a hard time naping during the day when he can get up and play with all the toys. I think in another few weeks we will move him to the bed during nap, but there is no rush right now. The switching beds went so smoothly and I know that we are super lucky to have such a good little boy that made it easy on us! He looks soo cute in his big boy bed and absolutely loves it. Grandma Shaw made him a new quilt for his big boy bed as well as a pillowcase to match. Its super cute.
One of the times he was laying in his bed. This is cute because he is pretending like he is asleep.
Night number one of Operation Big Boy Bed!