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Weekend Wrapup: Toddler Beds Suck.

How was your weekend??

Mine was……Ok.

The big news of the weekend was Pookah getting his crib converted to a toddler bed.

Now. CDub got it in his head that if he just converted his bed, Pookah would magically sleep all night IN HIS BED EVERYNIGHT.


So, he decided to put it up on Friday night while i was at work.  He happly reported to me via text message that Pookah loved the new bed and was jumping up and down in it.

He later reported that he was asleep.

I came home at 8 am, and Pookah was where?

Not in his newly converted bed, but sound asleep in MY bed beside his Daddy.

Uh huh.

Then, Saturday night, i experienced the REAL deal with getting Pookah to sleep in that bed.

It took 2 1/2 hours to get him down.

HE alternated between wanting to lay down under the covers and PRETEND to sleep( snores and all) and jumping up and down in said bed.

I wanted to bang my head against the wall.

Then he was scared of the shadows.

Then he cried because he wanted my to rock him to sleep.

Then he wailed “I want Daaadeee”

Then, obviously sleepy, he just sat in his bed nodding off.

Finally, at my wits end, I called for his Daddy to come up and try. He gets all upset with me. You know, the usual, I don’t get no help comments.  Whatever. You do it. You converted his bed prematurely and you deal with it tonight. I was sleep deprived from working the night before and my patience was thin.

Nap time was just as bad on Sunday, and bedtime……


I hope it gets better.

Because I want him to do this.



All night long, without a fight.

So I’ve decided that toddler beds suck. For now. They make my boy too excited. Too happy, to unwilling to sleep in them.  It’s like a game. Get in, get out. Get in, get out. Repeat.


Such chaos.

But hey, that’s my life……



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  • Reply
    February 6, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Some kids you have to gradually introduce to the toddler bed. My son had problems staying in at night so what we did was put it in our room so that he can be near us but still be in his bed then once we got him to stay in the toddler bed we moved him into his room. We are doing the same with the baby now. Good luck hope he get’s use to it soon.
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    February 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Lewis is 2.5 now and we have no made no steps towards a toddler bed. This makes me not want to do it at.all LOL! He hasn’t gotten out of the crib yet and I don’t think he can since he’s on the short side. I’m truly fine with waiting until I actually need that crib for other purposes.

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      February 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      I wanted to leave it, but CDub was so gung ho! Plus, I’ve caught him a few times with his leg over the rail!

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    LOL! Every time I read your blog, I can hear you saying the words with all the attitude and sass that I’m sure you wrote it with…and I have no clue how your voice sounds! Isn’t that weird! LOL! Anyways, I too hope that he gets use to his new bed. I’m sure once the excitement of the new bed wears down he will settle in nicely.! Good luck Diva!
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      February 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      LOL! I’ll have to do a vlog soon so you can see how i sound!

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    February 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    hmph. You saw my post last week. I wish I had better news but get ready for the up and down. Indeed it sucks.

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      February 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      I’m soooo tired.

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    Dr. Reginia
    February 7, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I hope Pookah starts to enjoy his bed. Sleeping with children in the bed is really no fun for adults.
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      February 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Exactly! How can we engage in “adult activities” with a toddler in the bed?????

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    February 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    We converted her crib to a toddler bed, and we’re still working on it. I hope things works out soon. I know everyone is looking for their much needed sleep.
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      February 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Yes! Last night was night #4. He woke up at midnight and then a 530 am. But he didn’t sleep in our bed. And it didn’t take as long to get him down either!

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    February 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I am thinking about converting it back, but last night was better.

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      February 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      it does get better and hes older. It just takes some adjusting. Jas sleeps in her bed so well and goes down without any issues every night. But i got her a toddler bed when she was 15 months old. in the beginning she would get out and fuss and cry but as time when on she just got used to it. Now she gets in bed, I tuck her in and turn off the lights and thats the end of it.

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        February 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        I’m praying for a quick adjustment! We can’t take too much more around here!

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    February 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Our son turned 3 in January, but like Keyalus, we are no where close to converting. **shrugs** We don’t have a reason to. He’s still slim and light enough for it not to be an issue (lifting him into crib) and he’s made absolutely no attempts to climb out. I guess at some point we’ll convert, but for now? Nope.
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      February 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

      I wans’t in a big hurry, but you know men. Once they get an idea in their heads its like a dog with a bone….

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    February 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Just when I was about to tell the hubs I’m ready to convert the crib… I read your post! Thanks.. *erasing the thought from my head* lol
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      February 9, 2012 at 10:03 am

      don’t do it until EVEYBODY is ready!! LOL I learned the hard way!

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    February 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Because Nya hated her crib, she wasn’t as resistant to her toddler bed when we first introduced it. I think she liked the freedom of getting up and out when she wanted and that my husband and I could squeeze on the bed’s edge to stay with her until she fell asleep. She’s now in a full sized bed. We bought it because she kept falling off of her toddler bed. We lay with her until she sleeps and then she’s there for most (keyword: most) of the night.
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      February 9, 2012 at 10:01 am

      I think i’m going to try laying down with him until he falls asleep. He likes to cuddle, and that’s part of the problem why he won’t go to sleep without a fight!

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    February 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    We’re still co-sleeping so I can’t really offer up any advice on this front. However, when we move we’re getting a toddler bed to go in the master bedroom and will be transitioning Moo to sleeping alone using that for a few months. While she’d probably do fine now sleeping alone, she’s a digger by nature and I’m afraid she’d get into something has no business.

    So, we’re hoping our next place has saddle doors where top opens separate from the bottom to keep her in her room.
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