Monday, April 12, 2010

Callie Callie Callie


Callie no longer stays in her crib. This can be a problem. In fact, we recently (this morning) decided it was a big problem. This is a big problem when a 2 year old is living in her grandparents' home and she can climb out of her crib, open the door, and do whatever she pleases because her parents don't know she's roaming the house finding any and all sugar she can find, turning on faucets and not turning them off, and just getting into little troubles here and there. Oh boy. Today was my father-in-law's birthday, and he woke up to Callie's pitter-pattering as she ran up and down the hallway. Happy Birthday 'pa-pa. This was roughly around 5:30am I am told. He had to put her to bed...TWICE. At 6:30am I hear Callie in the kitchen. I jump up, and there she is. "Oh, hi Mommy. I was just looking around, checking the place out, doing whatever I please. How was your sleep? Did you have sweet dreams?"

I went out to buy a childproof door lock thingamabob, but that doesn't seem to work for our door. We may just have to go out and get a new doorknob. My in-laws may be reconsidering us staying here. I think I would if I were them.

Callie's been getting out of her crib for awhile now...at least 5 months. But I often find her in bed with Sammy, not running around the house. Oh brother. With all of this, we've also decided to move her to the big girl bed. I mean, if she's not staying in there anyway...why not transition her? Right? So, any advice on the switch? I bought a side rail that we'll put together and use.

On a quite happy note: Callie is pretty much potty trained. We had an accident the other day during her nap, but she goes to the potty all by herself. She tells me she needs to go, and then she goes on off to the bathroom and takes care of business. No more treats needed, but boy do we still cheer for her. She's so proud of herself!

6 comments:

Heather said...

Oh Callie, so excited to start her day. Atleast she is just happy and wants to get as much as she can out of each day!! She did make potty training easy for you--that is a plus.

maryirene said...

potty trained! that's great. good luck with the adjustment to a big bed. my advice, take a deep breath and just keep putting her back into bed. she'll phase out of it, hopefully, and stay in bed. every kid is different though.

Ashley DeMille said...

Yay for the potty training!!! That is so fun!!! Madi just learned how to climb out of her crib! We never had to deal with that because Jaxon was in a big boy bed before he realized he could climb out of that without a problem. He use to sit on his big boy bed and wait for us to get him out! So sorry I don't have any advice I could use some myself!

Caleb and Jessica Sainsbury said...

I HATED when Thomas started climbing out of his crib! Goodbye Naps!
He was 2 1/2 and old enough for a toddler bed, but i have some friends who have had great success with Sleep Sacs. They are basically the same as the sleep sacs for babies, but made for 2 and 3 year olds. It has saved them at nap-time and bed-time. Sounds pretty restrictive, but it might be worth looking into. And YEAH for a potty-trained little girl! And to the mama who did all the work. :)

Rob and Marseille said...

if you want her in a crib, get a crib tent. since she's potty trained & you already moved her, I would leave her in the big girl bed. I would get a door with a lock& switch it, so the lock is on the outside. we keep something in the room that will allow us to unlock the door incase we got locked in (that's never happened, but I was paranoid)

ChrisGreen said...

Geez, its not like its impossible to ring the top of a crib with barbed wire. Just saying...

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails