Brayden has always been a pretty great sleeper, I won’t lie. Sleep training had it’s rough moments, and I still currently rock with him in the chair for about 5 minutes before I put him down awake. For him, I have noticed that the transition from playing to bedtime can be difficult, and he needs those 5 minutes to settle down.
Which leads me to being absolutely terrified of making the transition from crib to big boy bed. Terrified.
His new big boy bedroom is right next door to the nursery. It currently houses a twin bed with cute, boy bedding, his dresser, bookshelf, and toy box. The only thing left that needs to go in there is everything from his closet that is his to make room for the new baby. Oh, and the closet door and window trim so that there can be curtains. Which also means, there will not be a second crib nor will we transition the crib to a toddler bed, because frankly, when he has a twin bed, what is the point? I have foam rails that go under the fitted sheet so that he won’t fall out. And the other side is against the wall.
So WHY am I so scared?
I don’t know. I am afraid to mess up a good thing. I am not even sure how to go about doing this. Since he isn’t talking as much as I want him to, I am slightly afraid he won’t get it. (Even though deep down, I know he will.) I am scared of those first few nights where he might cry and get upset just because I want him to sleep in another bed.
As much as I am itching to get baby’s room started, I know that I can’t rush Brayden out of there just to get it ready for a baby who will probably sleep for the first couple of weeks in the bassinet. He has to be ready. I have to be ready. Curtains have to be up because my boy is very picky about the level of darkness in his room.
So I need some advice. What worked for you when you did this transition? Any tips? I could sure use them!
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