I can’t believe the time has already come, but Annie has graduated to the big girl bed. Although I was very sad to take down her crib, it was fun to move her into Zoe’s room so that the two could share a room.
Annie is 2 years and three months. I knew she was ready because she started to climb out of her crib. And during a major home renovation this fall when we had to move out of our house, the girls shared a room. Zoe in the bed and Annie in the pack’n play. Every night when it was time to go to bed, Annie would ask to sleep with Zoe.
I waited to make the actual change until we moved backed into our house. Zoe had bunk beds in her room. She was excited to have Annie move in, but she didn’t want to move to the top bunk. So I separated the bunks and made two separate beds. Disassembling the bunks was perfect because I was able to use the top railing as a guard rail for Annie. Most people choose a toddler bed which I think is great option, but since we already had two twin beds I decided to move her right up.
We made a huge deal about her “Big Girl Bed” and she was so proud of herself to sleep in it. We have been very lucky because she has transitioned well and rarely climbs out when it is time to go to sleep. She is still taking her long naps as usual (thank goodness). I also think it was very good timing since she had gotten used to not being in her crib for two months. And although she was in a pack’n play, she didn’t have much consistency during our remodel, so the time was right.
I am so glad that I decided to have the girls share a room. They are having so much fun. One night when Zoe spent the night out at her grandmother’s house, I went in to check on Annie and she had climbed in Zoe’s bed and fell asleep (see picture). I guess she was missing her sister. And last night after I tucked them both in their separate beds, I found them snuggled in up together in one bed – it was too cute. Of course this is fun on weekend nights when we don’t have school or work the next day. It is a different story on a Tuesday night when Annie is singing songs at the top of her lungs at 9:00 at night. Thank goodness Zoe is a deep sleeper!
So now we are on to bigger and harder things – like getting rid of the paci and potty training….
Does anyone else have smarty tips on how to transition from crib to bed or having siblings share a room?
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