It was about that time...time for this two-year-old to graduate from a crib to a toddler bed. Out of the blue, Todd decided that it was now or never. Last Saturday after Allie's nap, we found the toddler rail that we stashed away in the basement about three years ago. When we bought Allie bedroom set I made sure to get ALL of the pieces to convert the crib into a toddler bed and later into a full size bed. This set will stay with her until she graduates (hopefully)!
This huge milestone had to be documented with a few before and after photos. Allie was happy to pose in front of her crib...as long as she got to take a few photos with my camera that probably weighs more than her afterwards. I can't believe she won't be sleeping in her CRIB anymore (tear)...my baby is such a BIG GIRL!
The conversion was super quick and easy. A few screws out and then back in again...Whaa-laa! A very happy Allie tested out her new bed right away. Allie climbed in and out a few dozen times...and had to be reminded that we don't jump on our bed.
At bedtime, Allie was all ready to go to bed for the first time in her big girl bed. Todd and I were fully prepared to have a little visitor at some odd hour in the middle of the night. It's been exactly one week and Allie has done wonderfully! She goes to bed pretty well. She still likes mom to lay outside her bedroom while she falls asleep. Recently the view of my blanket in the hallway does the trick (while I lay comfortably in MY bed..ha, ha). Just the sight of the blanket gives Allie the comfort of knowing mom is not too far away. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get her to lay down...but she never gets out of her bed. At night Allie occasionally wakes up and calls for us...but she never leaves her bed.
New bed...SUCCESS! On to potty training.