Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fritter's New Bed

After Fritter climbed out of his crib for the first time, we began thinking about putting him in a bed. We didn't have a chance to worry too long about it though, because we left for our trip to Wyoming. While there he slept in his porta-crib. But again, right before we left for home, he had started climbing out of that. So for the rest of the trip, he started sleeping with us, and then I'd move him in his crib after he was asleep. Nap time was interesting, but thankfully we only had a couple of days left until home. That had solidified our opinion that he needed to be in a bed.

I asked the ladies in my class that had older kids how they made the adjustment to a big bed. Most said that their kids just stayed in bed and they never had a problem with it. "Gee, they are either great parents or they have really easy kids," I thought.

One of the ladies had taken apart the bunk in her daughter's room and was wanting to get rid of the top bed. She asked if we wanted it. A free bed? Hmmm...let me think about that for a minute. Of course we took it, and it's perfect. It sits low on the floor, and because it was a top bunk, it already has the side rails that come with it. We put it up yesterday, and Fritter loved it. He kept walking around saying, "New bed? New bed? Bankie, duckie, bear, new bed?"

That afternoon Fritter took his first nap in it. When I heard him playing a few hours later, I went in his room. All his blankets were bundled on the floor, with him sitting in the middle of them. I think that might be where he slept. But he stayed put and got some sleep which was the whole point. Last night, before we went to bed, we looked in on him, and there he was, sleeping right where I put him. He hadn't moved an inch. Maybe I'm the one with the easy kid!

*Don't worry, we moved the electrical cord to the outlet behind the dresser!*

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