Goodbye Crib, Hello Toddler Bed

We have had countless sleepless nights recently because Scarlett has been waking up and crying almost every night. When this happens I put Ava on the couch and close the door, going in every 10 minutes to check on her, lay her down, and say night night. She can cry for only 10 minutes to almost 2 hours. I cant begin to tell you how frustrating this is. I find the sleepless nights full of  crying and screaming to be the hardest part of being a mom.

A couple nights ago, after 45 minutes of crying, I got her out of her crib and not so gently plopped her on Ava's bed. She laid there and stopped crying. I asked he if she wanted to sleep in Ava's bed, and she said yes. So I covered her up, put a pillow on the edge and walked out. Not one more peep...

Today we took out the crib and put in the toddler bed. I am excited and afraid. When we did the switch with Ava it was easy. We told her she had to stay in her bed and she did. Ava is our rule abiding child, she never gets out of her bed. However Scarlett is our rule breaking child so I am guessing it will not go as smoothly. I expect her to get out of bed about 30 times and appear in our room hourly through out the night. I plan to stand firm and walk her back in each and every time.

I hope this is the answer to the sleepless nights. It could go either way.

Bye Bye Crib

Hello Big Girl Bed

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