Well, the day has come. We will no longer have a baby in our bed. Brielana has successfully weaned (27 months strong, woohoo!) and now we are transitioning her into her own bed. Affiliate links used. A small commission may be received if you purchase an item through my links. Thank you for supporting my blog!
This is a bittersweet moment. I love co-sleeping I did it with Kinsey too. There's something special about snuggling all night. Granted, it also means not much quality sleeping is happening either, but it's a trade-off I gladly take.
Now, Brielana has always napped in the girls shared room but has yet to last the whole night through. I'm hoping with the following steps we can ease her into the solo sleeping arrangement. And by "solo" I mean only one in her bed because Kinsey is her room mate ;)
1) Bed time routine- we brush teeth, wash face/hands, change the diaper and then read two books, The Going-To-Bed Book and Goodnight Moon. The consistency with this routine waivers slightly on a nightly basis (sometimes a third book is squeezed in) but keeping the same routine should help with the bed transition.
2) Bed rails- Brielana is in Kinsey's old crib; due to its "hand-me-down" status, the wooden bed rails made by Graco are no longer available. Enter these handy rails! They inflate with a pump and take less than minute to set up; just place on the mattress and cover with a sheet. That's it. Seriously. I'm hoping these will serve two purposes- as a guard rail so she won't fall out and to mimic a "body presence" during the night.
3) Baby monitor- if all else fails the good ole baby monitor will be on if she does cry during the night. I'm definitely not a cry it out parent and we also don't want to disturb Kinsey as she goes to school now and needs that deep sleep.
So, there it is, my no-fail plan haha. Any tips/tricks/advice would be gladly received!
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