If you happened to see THIS POST, THIS POST, or THIS POST on our weekend trip to Kanopolis State Park, you might have noticed in the middle post (Our Weekend, Part 2) that Luke's bed in the cabin was NOT a Pack 'N Play nor did it have any rails.
That would be because Luke is officially in a Big Boy Bed now -- or at least he has the front part of his convertible crib removed!
I realize there are MANY different "schools of thought" regarding when to change a child over from a crib to a bigger bed, but we were in no hurry to do it.
a) Luke was perfectly content in his crib.
b) Luke had never tried to crawl out.
So, originally, we were going to leave him in there for awhile -- possibly until he was 3.
But, we decided to take this weekend trip to a cabin. We knew there wouldn't be a crib, and we also knew he was a tad too big for the Pack 'N Play.
A week before we went to the cabin, we made the switch for Luke. We weren't sure how it was going to go.
So, here are some pics -- documenting the process.
Marc....Looking at the crib and the disassembly needed....
Then, the official disassemble....
We had talked about it with Luke, quite a bit, but we also knew he didn't fully understand what we meant. So, Luke just watched Marc disassemble his bed -- complete with the blanket and thumb.
Luke, for quite awhile, has liked stuffed animals and blankets in his crib. So, when the front was removed, we kept it virtually the same. Luke was THRILLED at this point!
He promptly crawled into his "new bed," and it was an instant HIT!
It's now been close to 3 weeks since Luke's been in his "Big Boy Bed," and he hasn't gotten up once. AND, he's still been taking naps.
Now, I realize that won't continue forever, but hopefully, we can encourage staying in bed for awhile.
For now, each time he lies down, we tell him, "Don't get up until Mommy comes and gets you."
Luke then repeats it.
So far -- it's worked!
And, most importantly -- Luke LOVES it, and he thinks he's BIG STUFF in it. Whenever somebody comes over, he immediately wants to show them his "Big Boy Bed."
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