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My toddler, who normally would never just fall asleep on the sofa in the middle of the day, has been passing out like this regularly lately.

You see, we’ve been trying to make the transition from the crib to the big boy bed this week, and thus far, it has proven to be just one more challenge in toddler parenthood.

We would have probably let Evan just continue on in the crib another few months, but he has literally outgrown it. Never much of a climber, he has yet to try to scale the walls, but he is so big that I know he exceeds the safe height for the crib.

So, we made the plunge this week. Of course, like everything, it was met with resistance. A LOT of resistance.

We decided that my husband would sleep in his room with him for a while, since Evan is used to being in our room, and that does seem to be helping a little, but I can already see that it is going to take a lot of work to make the new sleeping arrangements work.

It has been more than two years since I had a really good night of sleep, and at this rate with the new baby, I know it will be at least another two years. I’m just trying to remind myself that I’ll miss having a little one crawl into bed with me someday, and, I know that I will.

Do you ever feel frustrated with your family’s quality of sleep?

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