Big Girl Bed

Big Girl Bed

Remi may only be two, but we’ve had quite the history with sleep.

She slept GREAT as a newborn, but then a few months in, it all went to heck.  We did gentle sleep coaching around 6 months and she had a pretty great relationship with sleep.  However, anytime anything was off (ear infection, teething, stress), she would wake at night, which is pretty typical of kids.  However, she is easy to get into bad sleep habits (like she would have an ear infection, but then continue waking for weeks at like literally the EXACT same time every night), so we’ve had to make some adjustments with sleep over her two years.

Potty training caused some sleep stress, and we were quick to respond because we didn’t want her to have an accident. Well, we worked through that hump, but then she suddenly was MAD when we didn’t get to her fast enough upon waking and was trying to climb out.  I’m not sure if she was big enough to actually get out, but I didn’t want her trying and hurting herself.

So we moved to a toddler bed.

The first night was MAGIC.  She woke up once, put herself back to sleep and slept all night!

Since then, we’ve been working through some nighttime wakings.  I get it, it’s all new and strange.  We are working with Remi to feel safe and comforted in her new bed.  Bedtime is pretty good. She wants us to sit with her for a minute to calm down, but we don’t stay until she falls asleep- she falls asleep on her own in her big girl bed.

And we’ve told her when she gives us THREE nights of sleeping through the night, she earns a trip to “Monkey’s House” (Or the Monkey House- what she calls our bouncy house place).  Hopefully that will happen soon!

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A week in and bedtime is DRASTICALLY improving- she can just stay in bed now! And we’ve had some nights without wakeups, so it’s a possibility. ha!

 

Here’s to new changes and a growing girl!


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