Soooooo I think it is time for Izzie to upgrade to a larger bed. Everyone keeps telling me that if she tries to climb out, she is ready to move up. Our crib is particularly tall, and our child has particularly Sabrina-esque legs, so she doesn’t try to escape. She does, however, show interest in sleeping in a larger, more comfortable bed like “June” does. She does get stuck in weird positions sometimes and I know she would like more room. My pediatrician said anytime now she could make the switch and it would be fine for her. BUT WHAT ABOUT FOR ME.
Here are my concerns:
-She loves her crib. Seriously, sometimes she is so tired and happy to get in it, she giggles.
-She doesn’t always sleep through the night, remember.
-How will I ever keep her inside the bed.
-What will prevent her from getting out and walking around at night.
-And also the sleeping through the night thing.
-Will this ruin her naps.
-Will this ruin any sleep I have remaining before the Ninja is born.
We totally have a twin bed for her in the garage, ready to go. I would like to take her crib down completely and put it away before the new baby needs it, that way shes not all, “Mom, he gets all your time AND my bed? I DON’T THINK SO.” Ideally, I’d like to get out the bed frame, have her help us put it together, put her new adorable sheets on it, etc. so she gets all excited. That’s about as far as my plan goes… then what. Put her in it and hope for the best? I’ve heard of people just going in and putting the kid back in the bed every two minutes for hours/days on end. Or putting a child lock on the INSIDE of the door. The thought of sweet baby Izzie sobbing and hanging on a locked door knob makes me want to throw up. Should I just not worry about it yet? I’m mean, she has to switch eventually- we need the crib for the ninja plus she won’t fit in it that much longer anyway. She seems ready but also like I can’t believe I am discussing this topic already. I’m thinking it might be harder to have her transition once the new baby comes, one more big change for her to deal with. Plus I’m not sure if I can handle new baby feedings and Isabelle running wild at all hours of the night, you know?
but for reals guys, how can this baby possibly need a bigger bed??