Here's how it went down.
When we moved in to our new house two months ago, we setup her crib and big girl bed. Since then, we read on the bed at night, talk about how exciting a big girl bed is, practice sleeping with our head on the pillow, etc.
When we're at my parent's house for lake time and dinners she'll usually sleep/nap in a pack & play. However, since Nina's tall she doesn't quite fit comfortably anymore. So, my mom bought a Kids R Us Cot and Nina did great sleeping on it. She also sleeps on a cot at daycare for naps now that she's older.
Fast forward to last week. I asked her if she wanted to sleep in her big girl bed and she said "yeee-AAHHH" in her excited southern drawl. She just seemed ready. So... Mr. Evans took down the crib and that.was.it.
Of course, I was a bit nostalgic about taking down her sweet little Jenny Lind crib. My baby is getting to be a big girl.
But seriously, she has stayed put (mostly) in her bed. Slept through the night. Continued to sleep about 11 hours each night (with 1 1/2 hour nap during day).
I was prepared to sleep train again if needed (we use progressive waiting). But, luckily she's done great! Her bedtime routine continues and all is well in the world. :)
The only (minor) thing is that she's been waking up earlier the past few days. I think I'm going to buy this clock for her to learn when it's ok to wake - any tips??
Also, you'll notice she's not yet skilled at using the pillow. Any tips? We also don't have her using the covers yet (it's summer and she might get lost in her unique sleeping positions). Also, we have lots of pillows on the floors (their wood) and a side rail just in case! I suppose we'll remove these soon.
Yippee for Nina!
Update: I bought the clock and it's working great. Nina totally gets it and stays in bed until the light turns colors!
|Her first nap in a big girl bed.|
|Her first night in a big girl bed.|