I came to a realization last night that I may not have a choice when it comes to when we transition our toddler to a bed. That came after my daughter didn’t want to go to bed and was NOT happy when I left the room. As usual, I stood by her door to make sure the crying died down. We don’t always have crying but lately there has been more because she wants mommy to stay until she falls asleep. Anyways, I was just about to walk back in and I see our daughter standing in the doorway of her room.
I screamed, actually scared I was seeing a ghost or an intruder and then panicked because I had NO idea how she did that without my being able to tell she was climbing out and I didn’t know if she had fallen on her head or some other limb. My mother in law said she climbed out of the pack n play this past week when we she was watching her. My husband and I didn’t believe her but now we do.
I guess it’s time to transition her to the toddler bed, which we’ve been dreading because of a number of reasons:
We won’t have a way to contain her whether that means keeping her in bed until she falls asleep, keeping her from exploring the house and getting into who knows what and running into our room whenever she pleases. A million scenarios run through my head as to what she could get into and how we might need to sleep train all over again. Sigh.
Any tips/advice when transitioning to a toddler bed? We need them!