We recently took the plunge and transitioned my son Grey into a toddler bed. The first few nights in his big boy bed took a little getting used to for all of us! The practical piece of the switch was relatively easy; we have the Built to Grow crib by Young America and all you need to do is remove the front to convert it to a bed. Letting go of the crib he spent the first two years of his life in, however, was much harder… for me! He is no longer a baby and while I love sharing new experiences with him, I also wish time would stop. To cope with it better, I try focusing on our sweet routine of reading books before naptime and bedtime, which means I’ll have these new memories with him to cherish.The first few nights in his big boy bed was an adjustment naturally for him as well; he woke a few times and I’d find his little face next to my bed. After a few days of me promptly returning him to bed and comforting him for a few minutes, he is now sleeping through the night alone.
How did the move from crib to bed go for you and your toddler? -Olivia