Thursday, June 19, 2008
Little Man in a Big Bed
The time finally came for Ryder to move into a big boy bed. It has actually gone fairly well. A little better than I expected. He has needed a little help getting to sleep at night--except last night when Sage put a deliriously tired and screaming Ryder into bed. It took about one minute for him to stop crying but I was sure I would find him sleeping on the floor or somewhere equally inappropriate (on top of the toy box?). I was surprised to open the door and find him conked out on the bed. Good boy!
We do have a couple of problems, however. Nap time has not been going so well. He would typically lie down in his crib at nap time and fall asleep without any trouble. But the temptation of being in a bedroom filled with fun stuff to play with is overriding any sleepiness. The second (and more easily remedied) problem is that Ryder flips and flops while he sleeps. A lot! And so far he has flipped and flopped himself off the bed many times. I know! I just need to go and get one of those side rails. I intend to do that--today. But the bed is not high off the floor and we have placed pillows around to cushion the fall. Usually he doesn't even wake up. Of course I now wake up several times every night in order to check on him. Here is what I found last night: