The main thing we did to help ease the transition was go on a family trip to the local Wal-Mart to look at the bedding options. Hubby and I were still looking at the selection when C yells “Yeah!” and starts pointing to the Elmo bedding. I had said that I didn't want Elmo bedding, but it was not for me, so what could I do? We tried showing C some other bedding options, but nope, only Elmo made him beam with happiness. He held onto that bag of bedding for the rest of the trip like his little life depended on it!
So, I think along with his personality, the ownership of having picked out his own bedding (he had been using the same sheets since he was born!) helped with the transition. He loves his bed!
The morning after his first night! (Taken with my phone, sorry about quality.)
I was able to sneak in and take a picture.
Or not, he's peaking out of one little open eye!
I LOVE my big boy bed!
Note: We are now a month into the big boy bed and C has figured out he can leave the bed all on his own! The last couple of nights have led to him sleeping on the floor by his door! Oh well...maybe he'll start sleeping in his bed again some day :)