Have I mentioned yet that we plan to keep Milo and Huck in their cribs till they go to college?
This fear of their freedom comes from the experience we had transitioning Annabella to a crib, which took about three billion years. We put her in a bed when she was 18 months old because we thought we needed the extra crib when the boys were born.
The boys didn't sleep in cribs until they were about 3 months old and they didn't sleep in separate cribs until they were 6 months old.
Plus, we thought she was ready.
Until she was over three years old, she would get out of bed ten or more times a night no matter what we did. Nanny 911 makes it look so easy, but I assure you that we followed all of her stupid rules and nothing worked.
So you can understand how the words "big boy bed" give me the willies. Thankfully, Milo and Huck do not climb out of their cribs (yet). They can, but they don't. They can climb to the top of the playground slide and jump off and they don't do that either. They do have some survival instincts. Some.
I understand that eventually we'll have to transition them to beds and I have faith that the boys will have a smoother transition to a bed for the following reasons:
- They're a full year older than Annabella was when we took away her crib and they understand a little more about consequences of not behaving.
- They may benefit from the powers of positive peer pressure.
- They don't have two little twin brothers screaming their heads off when they're trying to fall asleep.
- I like to have faith in things.
When did you transition to the big bed? What worked? What didn't? Will I ever sleep again?