Saturday, March 08, 2008

End of an era!

Today we moved our youngest and last child from a crib into a toddler bed.

We delayed it this long because she had not once tried to climb out of the crib. Emma, like Samantha, much preferred to yell at the top of her lungs for us to come get her out!!

But she also wouldn't / couldn't climb in. We tried and tried to teach her but no luck.

She is fully potty trained during the day and we leave her in diapers / pull ups overnight for now but figured that we needed her to be able to more easily get out of her bed if she needs to.

I have already started getting some individual pieces for her ultimate bedroom set but for now, she is using the same toddler bed that Samantha and Michael used, that we purchased used for a good price when Samantha was 2 1/2 - so we have definitely gotten our money's worth!

She loves her new Big Girl bed!!


zebrafeet said...

hey, my sister's philosophy was if they wouldn't climb out, let them stay in a crib. at least that way, she didn't have to wonder if they were wandering the house at 4 am.

you have gotten good use out of one toddler bed!

Hokie Gal said...

Wow - your baby is growing up!

Whitney said...

We didn't move any of ours out until they were at least 3 years old. The last one was 3 1/2! We didn't think that they needed to have the freedom at such an early age. They liked their bed and they weren't uncomfortable in it. Our first two learned how to climb out and they taught the third. They would go "rescue" her in the mornings. It was cute to watch. One would get in the crib with her and the other would stand on the doll house andn they would guide her legs over and help her. She never fell...