Thursday, October 04, 2007
Big Girl Bed - LFW
Princess is turning two in a couple of weeks! I can't believe how fast time flies. Anyhow, I have been thinking that it may be time to change her crib to a toddler bed. But then I talk myself out of it, because I like having her confined.
Yesterday, I was doing laundry in her room and she was playing. She likes to play in her crib. She kept saying, "Mommy, help". I guess I was taking to long because when I looked at her she was climbing up the side of her crib (to get in). She had a good grip on the bed rail, one foot on top of the mattress and the other foot and leg on top of the bed rail. Next thing I knew, she went flying onto her mattress. I think she surprised herself. I know she surprised me. (Maybe I should change her name to "Monkey".)
There have been times where she is in her crib and wants out so she will put her foot on top of the bed rail. I tell her "No. Put your leg down," and she will listen to me. So she has never climbed out. (Yet!)
The wisdom I am looking for today is how do you know when your child is ready for a "big bed"? Do you have any suggestions on how to do the switch over?