This kid made it over three and a half years in a crib, but it is time to move on. He loves his crib, but he’s about to have his world rocked by a new sibling. This will feel much different to him than being seventeen months old and learning to walk by pulling up on his baby sisters’ cradle. We need him jazzed at the idea of sharing his room and passing down his crib at some point in the next several months, so we decided to make the move now. I found a frame on Craigslist but have yet to set it up. For now, he’ll sleep on a mattress on the floor.
He didn’t seem too upset to leave his old sleeping arrangements behind.
His thoughts on the situation, as Avery & I set it up before his nap…
DIS IS MAH NEW BIG BOY BED?! OH MAH GOODNESS.
I’M SO ESS-ITED! ISS SO PWETTY!
It took a few days for him to settle into a nap routine with so much new-found freedom. We occasionally hear him playing at random times during those precious quiet hours. For the most part, though, it’s been a very smooth transition. Maybe it’s because we waited until he was practically a grown man? Hey, whatever works!