The move to a big girl bed

So a while back Rachel discovered that she could climb out of her crib. The very next day she climbed out of her crib during a bit of a tantrum which caused her to not exercise much caution, so she fell. It wasn’t bad, but it was enough for me to decide to move her into a big girl bed. So we went to Wal Mart and bought some new Dora the Explorer sheets and a pretty comforter. Rachel really liked her new bed, and she really liked the fact that she had an unprecedented freedom. Once she is asleep Rachel is a great sleeper, but getting to sleep isn’t always easy. Our first attempts included putting her back in her bed about 15 or 20 times, then finally we put her back in her crib where she slept. But I still wanted to get her moved to her bed. I did some reading, I consulted with other people, and finally I screwed up the courage to make the transition. We put Rachel in bed, then I put up a baby gate in front of the door. Rachel went absolutely ballistic. We plugged our ears, and after not too long, she finally fell asleep in front of the baby gate. The next day at Rachel’s nap time it was a similar situation. She wasn’t as upset, but she again fell asleep in front of the baby gate. That night, however, Rachel fell asleep in her very own bed, and every nap time and every night time Rachel has fallen asleep in her bed.

I don’t often bathe Rachel and Gabi at the same time. Gabi takes a bath in the little tub, and Rachel takes a bath in the big tub. When I put the little tub in the big tub with both kids, this is what happens.It gets a little crowded in there, but they had fun!

2 Replies to “The move to a big girl bed”

  1. Yes it is Monica. You can thank Marlene for that. It's the same stuff she tried (and failed) to use on me. Rachel, however, is the grateful recipient.

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