Well, we’re not really ready, but we were told by our pediatrician— that’s what we are supposed to do. Especially since we have a new baby arriving in November and we don’t want Mazzy to think that the baby is here to steal her stuff.
One reason I am scared of a toddler bed, is that Mazzy has never tried to escape her crib at night once. She loves her crib. She sleeps with her hands and feet pressed up against the bars or practically hanging out between the slats. Plus, she refuses to use any kind of blanket or pillow, even in the winter.
On cold nights, I have snuck in to lie a blanket on top of her after she has fallen asleep, only to find it tossed to the ground in the morning.
For the life of me, I can’t imagine Mazzy sleeping in a toddler regular bed absent a blanket and pillow.
I also can’t imagine Mazzy willingly climbing into her bed and staying there when she has the freedom to get up and move about. I can just see the countless number of times, she will wander into our room and announce, “I’m awake!”
But on the positive side, Mazzy wakes up really early (before six most mornings) and screams for her father or me to take her out of her crib. Perhaps, if she can get out of bed of her own accord, we’ll get a few more precious hours of sleep?
Next step— teaching her to open the fridge, pour herself some milk and turn on the television.
Below are 12 of the coolest toddler beds I found on Pinterest— maybe one of them is compelling enough to make my daughter stay in it throughout the night.
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