Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Big Boy Bed!

It's been a month since we had a big chagne in the house...C moved to a big boy bed! Hubby and I were all ready for a tough transition. We heard all kinds of stories from other parents about when they moved their kid to a big boy bed. Screaming, refusing to stay in the bed, falling asleep at the door, total meltdowns at bedtimes. However, we were hopeful that since C is such an easy going kid (most of the time) the transition would be easier...and C did not disappoint! He moved to the bed like a champ!

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 :)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! He looks so pumped about his Elmo sheets!