Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Big Girl Bed!



Before....

and after!!
On Sunday night we decided that it was finally time to turn Stella's crib into a "big girl" toddler bed.  She wasn't trying to get out of it or anything, but she is getting to be such a big girl that we decided to do it as a treat for her.  She loves it!  I went to Target to get her some new bedding.  The selection of toddler bedding is pretty slim.  I had to piece this together, but I think it turned out really precious! And I am proud to say that she went right to sleep in her new bed and slept until 6:30 am the first night!  She woke up and let the dogs out of the laundry room, then came and got into bed with us.  It was a treat to get to doze off for a few extra minutes!  Last night was a little rougher.  She got up and came into our room about midnight and slept with us.  Not so fun!  So I don't know if I should wait a few more nights to see if she gets up, or if I should put up a baby gate.   I don't even know if that would work anymore!  If anyone has any advice or tips, please pass them along! 

9 comments:

Kate said...

haha! do NOT get any advice from me! :) i really think she wll do great, it will just be an adjustment for a few nights. i wish we would have done a toddler bed first! don't stress about it...she'll transition fine!

Jennifer Tschepikow said...

that is precious!! stella AND her new bedding! you did a good job putting it together...love her pj's too! =)

Tara Gibson said...

awe! Such a big step for miss Stella! I know my sister puts one of those gates (that sounds horrible haha) up on the door.

Love the bedding!

Melissa said...

Yay for big girl Stella!...

The bed looks adorable!... I have no advice, but I do wish you the best of luck!

THE KNIGHTS said...

YAY!!! Thats a huge milestone!

Zach's room is upstairs and he climbed out of the crib at 18mo, so we HAD to find a way to prevent him from roaming the house. We started with a baby gate and when he learned to climb it, we put a child proof knob cover on his door on the inside. I have heard that if you just put them back in their bed and tell them they have to stay till morning when you come get them, and do that for a few days, they will break the habit of coming out.

Good luck! Sounds like she is doing GREAT so far!

THE KNIGHTS said...

love the bedding tooo!!! Great job pulling it together!

Rachel said...

We have a baby gate in O's room and he knows he can't go anywhere =). Just keep consistent and she will get it =)!

the future mrs Hinz said...

oh i just LOVE her bed! so cute.

it was great seeing you this weekend!

My name is Megan... said...

yay for a big girl bed! love it!