SO potty training has taken a back seat for the time being and we are embracing the toddler bed!
Now for the plan of action.
- My biggest fear is that Grace will get out of bed in the middle of the night and get hurt since we wont be in the room with her every time she gets out of bed. SO, action #1: toddler-proof her bedroom. Somehow I am going to have to find locks for the dresser drawers (she loves to open and close them) because I dont want them to become ladders in her quest to climb and I am going to have to find every small item in that room and remove them.
- The other big fear is that she will fall out of bed and hurt herself. Action: Have Bill bring up extra mattress to put next to her bed so she can fall on that instead of the floor.
- All the "experts" out there say to let the toddler pick out new "big girl" sheets to make them feel empowered. Maybe we will take a family trip to Target for some Dora sheets this week.
My action plan needs more!!! But I am just not sure how all of this is going to go. Will she flip out when she realizes that the crib has changed? Will she fall out of bed? Will she like being in a "big girl" bed? Will she even understand what is happening!!! Luckily, the crib is a covertible crib so nothing will really change for her when we convert it except the one of the railings will get dramatically shorter. I hope that makes a difference since this is excatly why I bought the convertible model!
Wish us luck!