Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Your guidance needed, O Great Mommies
Here's my dilemma: Kjersten will be two next month and she seems too big to be in a crib. Many of her peers are switching over to beds or toddler beds, and I'm wondering if we should do the same. Her crib is the big, normal-sized one that can convert into a bed. I love it! Click here if you want to see it. It's from IKEA, and it came with guard rails and all that jazz, but I digress. The dilemma is that Kjersten is a very sweet-tempered girl. She has never tried to crawl out of her crib, but she does take quite awhile to fall asleep for naptime and bedtime, up to half an hour. I worry that if the crib is done away with, she'll never take a nap! And she doesn't know the difference between a crib and a bed; she's only ever slept in the crib anyway. Is there any benefit to changing her crib to a bed? Would I just be creating more anxiety and trouble by switching to a bed? Your comments, suggestions, advice eagerly accepted.