Last night, no, LATE LAST NIGHT, I tucked everyone in bed. We had just set up Briton’s new toddler bed, and this was going to be his first night sleeping in it. I was in my closet packing when I heard little feet running around, a whole bunch of giggles & SHHHHH’s. The toddlers were having a slumber party.
I grab my camera and my husband to go and scare them. They were really trying to be sneaky. We barged in and saw this scene.
Holland was frozen stiff, Briton played innocent as if he had no part in it, nice try Britsy your bed is still made, and Hudson hit the deck!
I put the pic on instagram and I had some questions about Britons new bedroom set and why I took him out of his crib. Which is what inspired today’s post.
As the kids were begging to play hide-&-seek, I told them we could if they would “hold still” for a couple pictures. This is what we got.
“hit the deck”
Hide and Go Seek anyone?
And then my illusion of having 2 cribs in my nursery came to a “crashing” halt. Thank heavens for this rug Briton took it upon himself to learn how to climb out of his crib in the middle of the night.
**It’s been a wild week, and I swear as soon as my kids turn 18 months they become accident prone.
After his fall, we decided to test out the possibility of Briton and Hudson sharing a room. Hudson has a queen sized bed, so we took the box spring off, put down the mattress, and lined the ground and around Briton as he slept with lots of pillows.
That night, Hudson comes in my room and said he couldn’t find Britsy. I go in his room and frantically take off all the bedding, no Briton. I can hear him snoring. I turn on the lights and find him under the bed sleeping. He was all the way on the other side where Hudson had been sleeping. He must have fallen off and either rolled or crawled under the bed trying to get out. He apparently gave up and just fell asleep. I get causterphobic and sad thinking about this, like my heart hurts picturing him in the dark stuck under the bed.
I am only sharing these experiences because it has been so stressful trying to find our next solution on what to do with Briton. Crib is completely out of the picture, but apparently so is a bed, I never want to find a child under a bed in the middle of the night again. I have been on edge every night and nap time to say the least.
You can imagine my relief when Britons toddler bed came in this week, and I immedialty had it put up the second we got it.
I feel so much better knowing that Briton is low to the ground, has guardrails, and in a bed that he can’t roll under.
On a lighter note, I love how his new toddler bed and set matches the new babies crib perfectly. The kids love how it came with three pieces, one piece for each of them they say. Their current favorite activity is to close the blinds and hide from me while I count. Holland hides in the nightstand, Briton under his covers, and Hudson in the toy chest, every single time. The only one getting creative over here is me trying to delay the finding process and coming up with other possible solutions where they “could be hiding”. -are you under the crib? are you in the laundry basket? about the 20th time into the game it gets pretty tricky 😉
** If you see signs of your toddler trying to get out of his crib, convert to a toddler bed asap and save him a fall.
**Now my only question is, if Briton can climb out of his crib, will he be able to climb into his baby brothers crib?
I swear it’s a nonstop game of “musical beds” around here 🙂 Thank heavens I love slumber parties:)