Hello all! How’s everyone’s weeks so far? Ours has been good, we decided last night to transition our daughters crib into a toddler bed. Yep that was interesting. Let’s start at the beginning.
Riley has Never liked sleeping in her crib. From day one we struggled with her and trying to get her to sleep in there. We were so exhausted that we let her sleep on our chests for a couple months. I know I know that isn’t the safest thing to do but we were just so tired! Later on we found a small bassinet to put in between us in our bed. When she outgrew it she would sleep in a pack and play in our room. I nursed Riley for 11 months and during those rough nights, let me tell you they were a struggle, I’d fall asleep in bed while nursing her. She got so used to sleeping in our bed.
That was my biggest mistake and I wish I would have just stuck with putting her in her own bed. I finally got her to take naps and sleep in her crib a little after 1 years old. She is a stubborn little thing. However, she always wakes up screaming so I would try and get her back to sleep. I got so tired of doing that I’d just bring her to our room. Again another huge mistake, she literally takes up the entire bed. Sometimes we feel like we are about to be voted off and she just owns the bed.
The one thing I do like about her sleeping in our bed is that I get to watch her sleep. She is just so peaceful and lovely. I always wonder what she is dreaming about, sometimes she talks in her sleep. It’s so cute! There is just something amazing about watching your little one sleep so sweetly.
But now we are here trying to get her to sleep in her big girl bed. Last night she screamed and cried until we finally just got her out. If you have any suggestions on how to get little ones to love their bed I am ready for them! 😂
Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!