Monday, February 18, 2013
Big girl sleeps in a big bed now!
For a couple of weeks now, I've been telling Mia how it's time for her to sleep in the single bed in her room, and not in the cot - she would hear nothing of it... The one time I tucked her into the bed and left the room for her to have a nap, she cried and cried. I told her that one day she will have a baby brother or sister who will need to sleep in the cot, and I asked her, "where will the baby sleep if you sleep in the cot?" to which she replied, "baby can sleep there in the big bed!"
I was worried about her falling off the bed - so we tried removing the bed's base so that the mattress was on the floor. Mia was NOT happy with "sleeping on the floor". So we put the base back. I looked at Baby City, and their guard railing didn't look nice, it had a railing that I just knew Mia would try and climb. Then I saw a pic of a different mesh kind of bed guard on a friend's photo, asked her where she got it, and off we went to Baby Boom yesterday!
Found the mesh bed guard, and while we were installing it, I told Wyn, you know what, we might as well take the cot out of her room, so that she doesn't have a choice as to where she sleeps. So we made a big deal out of rearranging her room with her, letting her help us move things, telling her how exciting it is and how pretty her room is, putting her favourite dudu toy, "Bubu" (piglet) on the big bed, etc - and she got caught up in the excitement and loved it all.
Come nap time, she asked me to lie down with her, so I did for a few minutes, but then told her it's dudu time, kissed her and walked out. I stood with the AngelCare monitor listening, fully expecting to be called within seconds... But she was fast asleep! Yay!
Bedtime, same thing - I lay down with her while she had her tea bottle, then kissed her and left, and she didn't make a squeak until 6h30 the next morning. Another yay!
The transition was easier than I expected. Hold thumbs it stays this way!