Posts Tagged ‘toddler beds’

Transitioning to a Toddler Bed – Review and Giveaway of Sleep Buddy

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by by

My twins are 3 1/2 and, as of two days ago, were still sleeping in cribs. We’ve gotten a lot of flack about this from friends and family, but we don’t give into peer pressure. When the girls were 2 1/2, B climbed out of her crib a few times. We panicked and bought toddler beds and consulted a sleep expert.  Yup, there are sleep experts out there – who knew? I had a won a free consultation with a sleep expert and it seemed like the perfect time to use it. She advised that we wait to take them out of their cribs. She said it was very difficult to have 2 year old twins in a room who will stay in bed and not have a party each night. She told me she had seen it before, and it could be a very difficult situation.  She suggested if I wanted to spare myself a big headache, wait until they were 3, when I could reason with them a little more.

Well, a funny thing happened. Neither girl ever climbed out of their crib again, and they were quite content in them.  But when they turned 3, A became very… oh what’s the word… mean to her sisters. She would do anything she could to push their buttons and generally get reactions out of them. There was no way I was going to take the girls out of their cribs now. I could just picture A going to B’s bed and stealing her stuffed animal and generally annoying her. But a few weeks ago, things changed. A started being super affectionate with her sisters and no longer takes pleasure in annoying them.  The twins are now BFF. (more…)

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Toddler Talk Thursday – BedTime

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by by


Welcome to week 27 of Toddler Talk Thursday! Where Family and Life in Las Vegas, Crazy about My Baybah, and My Life as a Sippy Cup Mom talk all things Toddler!
Toddler Talk Thursday was created as a place for moms and dads of toddlers to come together over a weekly topic and share ideas, go-to toys, or products. It is a great way to meet other bloggers of toddlers. Each week the topic will be different; we invite you to link up, share your weekly Toddler Talk!!

Each week, the hosts will travel around to each blog that links up and pick an idea, story, or picture they think was a great example of that weeks topic. In order to qualify for this, you need to blog about this week’s topic and follow the hosts. Comments letting us know you are participating are always great too. If we choose your blog, we will link back to your post the following week. (more…)

Sleep. Blessed, wonderful sleep.

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 by by

Oh man. I thought my days of being up most of the night were long over, but Belly has had other ideas about sleep.

See, since Sunday, Belly has been waking up sometime between midnight and 2 every single night crying and screaming. Not like nightmare/terrors or anything – more like she’s awake and wants out of bed. She wouldn’t settle back down, so she’s been being put in bed with us after she wakes. My daughter is no fun to sleep with at this point. She stays up, wants to play, talk, wake us up if we fall asleep. Sleep has been a rare commodity for John and I lately.

We have two theories on why she’s doing this.

a. She’s still angry about the failed attempt at switching her crib into a toddler bed. At first she was excited about it. She helped me switch the crib and make up her bed. I let her pick out which babies were going on her bed. We practiced climbing on and off of it. We snuggled and read books. We talked about what a big girl she was. Then, bedtime, epic fail. A rough few days was to be expected, but John gave it up after an hour and said we’d try again when she’s older. John thinks this is the reason she’s not sleeping, since she’s been a terror to put to bed since we attempted the switch.

b. (My theory) Belly has been refusing to eat dinner no matter what I give her to eat. She’ll either throw all her food on the floor, give it to the dog, or just sit there ignoring it. So I think she’s waking up hungry.

I had a plan last night that if she woke up, I’d give her a bottle with some milk, yogurt, and small amount of cream of wheat in it to have in her bed. I figured (along with my mom) that she’d lay there and drink her bottle then probably go right back to sleep, thus proving me right and John wrong. I was kind of looking forward to this.

But she slept all night.

Honestly, though, I’m more happy to have gotten a full night of uninterrupted sleep than being proved right. lol

Bringing Down the Wall

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 by by

There’s something missing in this picture.  Can you tell what it is?

One side.  One side that makes this bed a crib.  The crib has officially been converted into a big girl bed. (more…)

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Sleeping like a Big Kid

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 by by

We decided, yesterday, to try Danny sleeping in a bed instead of a crib. With a convertible, this essentially came to taking the front rail off, which transforms the crib magically into a toddler bed. It’s quite handy, and awesome that we didn’t have to buy a darn thing new – we’d bought the convertible crib over 4 years ago with this intention, and finally we’re getting to use it!

The whole experiment went… OK. Not great, but it was a success in the end, sort of. My initial thought was to just set him in bed, leave, and leave him “trapped” in his room, basically an extension of being in his crib. With the crib, he almost never made a peep and was perfectly content to lay down and go to sleep – same theory, right? Well, Danny discovered he was trapped in his room and started screaming like a banshee. (more…)

Changes are brewing.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 by by

I don’t really WANT to change things. I don’t really HAVE to change things. But if I am to be a good mommy & wife, I MUST accept the challenge & get ready for the changes that are in store.

What may seem regular to a parent that has 1 baby at a time rather than a litter like me, is that these changes are no big deal. For us, it is monumental. Huge. Ginormous. Yes, I said ginormous.

What changes? Eating family dinners & big kid beds. The latter will NOT be addressed until absolutely necessary. Like totally & absolutely necessary b/c after tonight, the thought of them being able to get OUT of their beds is (more…)