Hey Friends, Welcome to Thoughts for Thursday.
I have two quick things for all of you today. Both about the kids.
First, I wanted to give a quick update on Madelyn.
About a month ago, Madelyn started climbing out of her crib. She was only eighteen months and started diving head first out of her crib. It was dangerous and scary. I was definitely not prepared. I freaked out a bit because Matt and I were heading out of town for the weekend just days after she started climbing out. It made things complicated and tough.
I immediately took to Amazon and tried to decide what our best solutions would be. I decided to order a crib canopy, toddler bed rail for her crib, and we moved a twin bed in her room to the floor. I was desperate to make something work.
The crib canopy didn’t arrive in time, we tried a couple nights on the floor mattress; but ultimately went with the toddler bed rail. She liked being back in her crib, but she had the freedom to crawl out if needed.
While in the moment, this whole transition seemed awful and like it would never end. I remembered this transition being pretty easy with Brody because he was older and I was just not ready for this. We spent the first 3-4 days trying out different scenarios until we finally figured out one that would work. My pediatrician recommended that we stuck with the same bedtime routine each night. Sit in chair, read the same two books, sing and then lay her in her bed. This whole routine took a lot longer than it ever did when she was in the crib. She used to go to bed so easily. But it ended up working. She got the hang of it after about a week or so. After two weeks, she had it down pat. She seemed to test me the most and actually did better at first when my husband or MIL put her to sleep (when we were out of town). But the moral of it all is that once again, it’s all just a phase. It seems like it will never end while you’re in it, but this too shall pass 🙂
Second, I need some advice from all of you on Brody.
Brody has been potty trained since about a month after he turned 3. He will be 4 at the end of June. He’s had very few accidents ever once he finally got potty trained, but we always put a diaper or pull up on him for naps and nighttime. About 2 or 3 months ago, we stopped putting pull ups on him for nap time and he’s never once had an accident. I’ve been amazed. Does this mean he’s ready for no diaper at nap time? I’ve been talking to him a lot about him and trying to convince him that he doesn’t need a diaper at night, but he always wants one. He always wakes up with a wet diaper in the morning. Do you think I just need to make him sleep in underwear and see what he does? I think he’s just being lazy when he pees in his pull-up. I don’t look forward to changing a bunch of wet sheets though ?
Tell me your experience, please!!
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