Ben has made the transition out of his cot and into a bed. We decided on a toddler bed for Ben (we got caught up on how cute they are …….. a single bed would have been fine). We thought we would get Ben involved in taking his cot down and putting up his bed which of course he loved. I am sure Andrew could have completed the task in half the time if Ben hadn’t kept stealing the tools.
Being a little bit of a worrier (ha ha hhhhhaaa), I was concerned about how Ben would go. You hear the horror stories of children jumping out of bed for hours! Well Ben loved it. He couldn’t go to sleep on it fast enough. For at least a week anyone who came to the house got pulled into the room by Ben to see the bed. He loved it!!!
I was so impressed with how easy it was for Ben to make the transition. I was so impressed that we had no jumping out of bed…….. well not at first. Once again I should have known not to be over confident. It took about a month but the games began. The games had to begin on the night Andrew’s parent came to stay. I was mortified. He jumped up for two hours. We tried everything! But eventually Ben was exhausted and fell asleep. It was ugly and ended in tears…. my tears. Thank goodness this game was short lived and passed quickly. Toddlers….. you have to love the unexpected!
3 thoughts on “Becoming a Big Boy – my new bed!”
It won’t be long before you’ll be upgrading toddler bed into a normal single bed!
How right you are Al. Never-the-less Belinda might get 6 to 12 months of peaceful solutions. Your turn is coming. !
Mind you, the fact that we were there probably didn’t help on that bad night Belinda refers to. He just kept coming out, sat in the passage and started talking to himself. Not a problem he thought or appeared to.
Belinda – Come on boys you are just to practical. There is a cute factor involved in buying the bed. Ben jumped in the bed at the shop and said to Andrew and I “Night Night Mum Dad”. That was it the bed was bought. I agree with George as well – Al…..your turn is coming!!!