Our big boy’s 2nd birthday marked another milestone…the transition out of his crib and into his big bed!
When we started changing things in Liam’s room, we brought in the twin bed that lived in our den once upon a time. We worked on talking up the graduation to a big boy bed on his 2nd birthday. Liam spent time jumping, playing, reading, and pretend sleeping on his new bed.
Apparently, we were successful in communicating when he would sleep in his new bed! Every time we asked how old he was going to be on his birthday, he answered “big bed”. We decided to transition him the night of his party last weekend since he thought that was his actual birthday (which also happened to be daylight savings time).
We went through all the same routines and read a book about Elmo spending the night in his big boy bed. We told him how proud we were and put him down.
NOT. ONE. PEEP.
Can you believe it?!
When I came to get him the next morning, he was so happy and proud that he woke up in his bed!
Nap time didn’t go quite as smoothly, but latching the door did the trick (since he hasn’t figured out how to open it yet). We’re about 4 or 5 days in now, and still…no tears! I’m so thankful…and proud. I think the Lord knew I don’t have the energy to battle right now. 🙂
Way to go, big kid!!