My boys still sleep in their cribs and they will be three in the summer. If I could have it my way, I would probably keep them
imprisoned in cribs FOREVER. Why?
Because I’m flat out terrified.
Because there are TWO of them.
What I’m imagining – both boys getting out of beds, tying us up, and rampaging the house, stuffing their faces with Cheetos, Jello, and all of the forbidden snacks they want all day long.
What will probably actually happen – when they wake up they’ll play with their toys until we wake up or pound on the door to get us to wake up OR just walk into our rooms and yell into our faces until we wake up. Am I being realistic or unrealistic? I’m curious how other moms have transitioned out of their cribs into their toddler beds. We have cribs that are supposed to transition into regular beds. I just feel like without being closed in, they won’t really have a reason to have to stay in their beds. I probably wouldn’t! I know I should read up on this, because I haven’t done any research or read anything else yet. I figured I would find out what worked for others.
Here are my key questions:
- When did you switch your littles out of their cribs?
- How did you do it?
- What were some of the hiccups you hit?
Anything else you have for me, I would love to hear it. I’m honestly in no rush to do it because they’re not trying to climb out of their cribs and have never once escaped their cribs. They don’t even jump in there or anything. They know it’s for sleeping so when they hit the crib, they lay down. At the same time, I don’t want to hinder them developmentally if I should be moving on to the next step. How did you do it?