So if youv’e seen me on Twitter or Facebook over the last few days you will know that after my last post, Rocket fell out of his cot yet again and that was it, the decision to move from a cot to a bed was taken out of my hands and as soon as Aaron got home we got about putting the cot away and clearing out the room to make it even more toddler friendly.
I was so nervous to take this step, I wasn’t ready and felt I was being forced into it – I could’nt leave Rocket to fall out again and potentially cause himself damage so I sucked it up and with Aaron’s calmness got on with the task of walking him to bed every 5 minutes.
We had 3 hours of crying, screaming, hitting things, light switches on and off and generally trashing the place but after that, around 11pm he finally crashed and slept IN his bed until 7am the next morning! Success! Or so I thought! We haven’t had it easy…. today is night number 4 I believe? and we are still fighting with him and basically having to wait until he is so exhausted that he flakes out. Last night was 1am…. I found him sitting bolt upright next to his baby gate with his blankie covering his head. Again at nap-time today he was sitting up by his gate fast asleep!
Once he’s asleep and in the bed he’s fine and tends to sleep through (which I’m very thankful about) but its the winding down that takes ages and he doesn’t stop!!!
How did your little ones transition go? Am I doing it it wrong?