When we were in Georgia, Ryleigh didn't want to sleep in the pack n play my aunt had borrowed for her. She wanted to sleep in the twin bed that I was sleeping in. I let her go to bed in it and then moved her to the crib when I was ready for bed. I even braved letting her take naps in the twin bed. She didn't get out of it once. Even when she woke up from her naps, she hollered for mom like she does from the crib. We called Dad on the way home and told him he'd better get her big girl bed ready for her.
She was so excited to sleep in it that night we got home. The next day Dad was home with her and she kept getting out of it at nap time so she had to go to the crib. One other night she got out a few times but I told her one more time she would have to go back to the crib. She has done very well. She is so little and she always crawled to the corner of her crib we were afraid she would fall out easily. She stays in the same position the whole night and hasn't fallen out yet, knock on wood. Most of the time she still hollers for us to come get her out of bed. I think it is laziness. She is very capable of getting out on her own.
Now hopefully, she won't get jealous when the new baby starts using the crib.
6 months ago