Two-and-a-half has been a major milestone for the Dandelion. In the past month we have packed up a lot of "baby things"...
The first to go up to the attic was the high chair. This took a little adjusting because there was nothing stopping the Dandelion from getting up from the table, but after a few weeks he has gotten pretty good at saying "May I pweeze be excused."
In preparation for Christmas, we also removed a lot of the baby toys from the family room. Packed away are the Roll-a-rounds, Peek-a-blocks, and several other favorites. In their places are new things, including Imaginext toys, Lincoln logs and lots of things with wheels.
Then it was time for the major transition. Just before New Year's, we packed up the crib, crib bedding, receiving blankets and baby towels, to make room for the Dandelion's Big Boy Bed. Grandma & Grandpa came to visit, bringing a specially designed and built "Lightning McQueen Bed".
The Dandelion was very excited about his new bed. I think Grandpa was excited to see the reaction to his handiwork.
So, it has been about a week with no crib, and overall, the Dandelion has done quite well. He hasn't been up in the middle of the night since the first night, and has even slept past 7 am several times. He hardly ever did that in the crib. Naps have been a little harder than bedtime, but that isn't really a change - he never really liked going for a nap.
6 months ago