We were/are going to get Porter a "real" big boy bed either for Christmas or his birthday. My mom and I browsed the beds the other day at Value City and she suggested just converting his crib to a toddler bed for the time being so he gets used to it, and then get him the big bed later. Duh! I always thought the cribs that convert to toddler beds were so stupid since most people have more than one kid and the crib is always used as a crib. And, I always thought buying the little toddler beds were a huge waste of money since, well, why the hell not just buy a twin bed and skip that toddler bed stage and save $150 on the toddler bed frame? Anyhow… since we don’t have another baby to use the crib right now, there really isn’t a reason we can’t just use it as a toddler bed until we need it for a crib. We’ll still get him his "real" big boy bed (probably a bunk from Ikea) for either Christmas or his birthday. We’ll see.
So, this morning Porter and I took down his railing and made him a big boy bed! He was really excited about it (as you can see from the pics) and I took a little video of him (maybe will post later). However, naptime rolled around and he was up and around his room playing. Hmm.. Ideas on how to curb that? I’m not into the whole "laying with your child till they fall asleep" thing… he knows how to get to sleep on his own and I want to keep it that way. But, how do I keep him in his bed? We do have one of those rail things, and it is up on his bed. However, I saw little dude eyeing it and he totally had that "Hey, that would be fun to flip/jump over" look on his face. Hmm….
(gosh, you sure can tell which pictures were taken in "Auto" mode and which was taken in "Manual" mode…)