Monday, March 2, 2009

Big Boy Bed!!

So for over a week now Mason has been attempting to climb out of his crib at nap time. He gets up over the side - one arm and leg on either side and tummy on top - then cries and screams bloody murder until I finally realize that something really is wrong and go help him get back into his bed. Mason's bedroom floor is hardwood, so if he were to fall he'd probably get hurt.

Friday night we decided to convert his crib into a toddler bed, and Mason was so excited! I was really worried that it would be a HORRIBLE transition, but Mason went straight to bed and STAYED in his bed! When the morning came, I heard him on the baby monitor saying "all done momma." I went in to get him and he was just sitting on his bed waiting for me.

Nap time was a little more difficult - getting him to understand that he can't get out of bed and pull all his books off the shelf and bring them back to bed. We just ended up moving all his books out of reach and giving him one to take to bed, and he's been napping wonderfully! I'm so grateful it has been so easy! Transition #1 down...only potty training to go! Glad he's not ready for that yet!






















Jeff saying prayers with Mason














7 comments:

Jenn said...

Woohoo!! So glad it was so easy for you. I heard so many horror stories about this transition, so I was equally pleased when my boys did so well.

Jason Acosta said...

Wow, soooooooooo lucky. Jack learned how to jump out of his crib a while ago, and I feel like a amll part of me died. No more sanctuary! We just let him crawl out of bed after naps and in the morning and come find us. We have carpet, so we can. About the last thing you mentioned-does that mean you LIKE changing diapers?

Mike and Rachael Hohmann said...

I'm glad potty training isn't for a little while yet too. I'm not sure how to tackle it with boys... Your easy transition makes me wonder if generally kids don't have that much adjusting to do to get to a big bed. Maybe the horror stories and the "few" and not the "norm".

Mindy said...

Mason is so cute! I can't believe he stayed in bed and waited for you to get him. What a good boy!

Robison Family said...

Yeah for you!! I can't believe Mason is already old enough to be in a big boy bed. We need to get together soon!

Jenn said...

So, where are the pictures of the big boy in his bed?

TheBaumanns said...

Mason's door makes a way loud noise when we open it, so it will wake him up if I try and go in to take a picture. We need to fix that door for the blog's sake! :)