How can I not wanna just squeeze that lil guy every morning when I go to get him from his bed? I mean, last time I checked, the only person as happy to see me as P is in the am is my hubby when I wear lingerie….and let’s be real….wouldn’t you rather get some love from doing nothing than from having to do a little “flashy flash”?
On the topic of baby beds, I have been wondering when is a good time to switch from a crib to a big boy bed???? I have read that, depending on the child, it usually happens between the ages of 1 1/2 and 3. Really? So, this means that my little P man could possibly be getting a big boy bed in the near future. I’m not going to rush it though. Personally, I like the fact that the crib is confining. My lil guy is not one to sit still unless he has no other choice, even when he is dead tired. So I am thinking a big boy bed would be a joke at this point.
I read some good tips for when you do decide to transition to the big bed….
- Install a child safety lock
- Make a “Sleep Rules” board with your child. Decorate it together and name it “Parker’s (your childs) Sleep Rules” and then post it above the bed. Go over and over the rules until your toddler has committed it to memory.
- Make a rewards chart for staying in bed and having a good “happy nappy.” The goal is to earn enough stickers for a “special surprise”.
An example of some Sleep Rules are, 1) Stay in bed, 2) Put your heady down, 3) Close your eyes, and 4) Shhhh…be quiet.
Anyone else have any suggestions?