Thursday, August 27, 2009

Big Girl Bed

Hailey is just a week over 18 months old now. Yesterday was her first time using her big girl bed. And when i say big girl bed, it's really just her crib converted into a toddler bed. She is so cute in it though. I have been wanting to change her over to that for a while but we haven't had the money to get her a toddler bed. My original intentions were to get a toddler bed and save her crib for the next child...but I was tired of waiting. She did a lot better than I thought. I converted it before her naptime because I wanted to try it out for the first time at naptime rather than bedtime. She was super excited about it because she could climb on and off of it all by herself. When it was finally time for her nap she climbed up in her bed and we read a book and told her she needed to lay down and go to sleep. I had only taken like 2 steps toward the door when she jumped out of her bed. I gave her a spanking and told her to stay in her bed and if she got out of her bed again she was getting another spanking...and of course...she wanted to make sure I was true to my word and out of bed she popped again. Spanking #2. Finally, I left the room and got down on my hands and knees and watched her from under the door. She hung on the side of her bed for a few minutes and finally her feet plopped onto the floor. Spanking #3. To my surprise though that was it. Only 3 spankings. After the third one she cried for a few minutes and went to sleep. I was pretty impressed. Last night it only took me warning her of the spanking to come if she got out of the bed, the spanking that she got when she got out of bed and another warning of what was to come if she got out again and off to sleep she went. I can only hope potty training will be this simple...

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