with our upcoming “temporary” move back to orlando less than a month away, it was time that miss lily transitioned from her crib to her new . . . drum roll please . . . BIG GIRL BED!
i was especially nervous about this transition, as i’ve seen the supernanny on tv and how kids don’t stay in their rooms and prolong the bedtime routine for hours and hours. but since we won’t have a crib in florida . . . and since we’ll be needing our crib for another tiny one come may, it was time for her to make the switch.
we decided that naptime was going to be easier to try it out for the first time, as i would have more energy then than to tackle it at night! leading up to naptime, we spent a long time in her room talking about how cool her new bed is, how it will make it so much easier to give kisses and “big hugs”, and how it will be easier to get “tickles” (back scratches). when it was finally time to go down for the nap, i laid down the rules.
rule #1: stay in bed.
rule #2: when you wake up you say . . . “mama, i’m awake!” . . . and then you stay in bed.
we practiced and recited the rules over and over again. almost laughing at how ridiculous it sounded!!
anyway, all of the practicing totally worked! i am pleased to say that she has stayed in her bed ever since. she does try to prolong the bedtime routine . . . another “big hug”, a drink of water, sing “goodnight my angel” . . . again! however, she has taken to her bed quite well and seems to be proud of finally being a “big girl”.
sigh. now if only she’d see that using the potty would really make her a big girl!
see below for pics of lils in her new bed.