Milestone: Baby Bed to Toddler Bed (take one)

As I mentioned in my previous post, we are currently in the ongoing battle with the tiny human in my home when it comes to bed time.  The first few nights were a breeze at bed time! My little guy was so excited that he could climb into his bed all by himself! However, it didn’t take long for him to realize that now he had even MORE access to his toys and the rest of the house.

Here are some of the things we’ve tried so far to transition him:

1. Baby-proof door knob covers.

Since we already had the baby proof door knobs on practically every door in the house already, we tried putting one on the inside of his door so that he could not roam the house.

Outcome: He would stand at his door knocking saying “MOMMY! I want out!” He doesn’t seem to realize that as much as I love his sweet voice, hearing him yelling in the middle of the night isn’t exactly fun for me.

2. Returning him to his bed.

I feel like this is going to be an ongoing thing we have to do until he figures out he mean business! If I stand at his door and say “get back in bed” he usually realizes he’s been caught, returns to his bed, covers his eyes with his hands and pretends to be asleep.

Outcome: He still gets out of bed and ends up with random monster truck or helicopter toys with him in the mornings.

3. Co-Sleeping.

We have never really done co-sleeping in our home because of all the risk factors that come with it. On the other hand, sometimes it’s easier to just put him in bed between my hubby and I as soon as the sun comes up prior to my alarm sounding than it is to fight him back into his bed.

Outcome: My face getting played with and poked while hearing such a sweet voice saying “mommy get up!”

So far, we’re still working on it! I’ll post another update when we find something that works!

😉 Joni

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