Looking for some tips, advice, and encouragement before we start this transition.
My daughter will be 2 in a few weeks and we’re preparing to move her from her crib to a big girl bed. We’re skipping the toddler bed stage for a few reasons. #1-I’m 14 weeks pregnant, and the crib, which transitions to a toddler bed, will be used for the new baby and I don’t want to get her use to the toddler bed and then have to transition again in a few months to another bed. #2-We are currently building a house, and will likely be moving in shortly before this baby is born. I’m hoping to make the move as seamless as possible for my 2 year old by having her use to the big girl bed before moving. That way her bed and bedroom will feel familiar to her.
she has always been a good sleeper, and even asks or tells us when she wants to take a nap or go to bed at night. We put her in her crib with her blanket, puppy, and nuk and she puts herself to sleep without making a sound. She has never attempted to climb out of the crib, and doesn’t seem to mind just hanging out in there until I am able to get to her.
I’m anxious to disrupt this pattern and throw a wrench in our sleep schedule. Any tips or advice that helped you make this transition smooth would be greatly appreciated! Also, any challenges you encountered that you weren’t expecting, and how did you deal with them?