Mom to 3 who for a month and a half every year are all the same age!
Monday, May 3, 2010
We moved Michael into a toddler bed a little bit before his 2 year birthday. We thought that this was the best move we could make. Initially, he loved it. he would walk to bed climb right in and go to sleep. He was sleeping through the night which he really wasn't doing in his crib, which is one of the reasons that we moved him. All of a sudden about 1 month ago, he started fighting going to bed. The only way I could get him to sleep was to lie down with him. Then he started waking in the middle of the night and he would only go to sleep with me. This is not how I wanted to have my kids go to sleep, but this is the only way I could get some sleep as well as him. Another twin mom mentioned on her blog firstcametwins.com that she was taking her twins out of their cribs and putting their mattresses on the floor. This is something from the montessori philosophy. I am thinking about trying that, but I mentioned these difficulties to my mom this weekend and she suggested putting Michael in the room with the twins. So, today, I moved the changing table to Michael's room and Michael's bed to the twin's room. It will be interesting to see how bedtime goes tonight. This may be one of the stupidest ideas that I have ever come up with or it just may work out perfect. One reason that this may not have been the brightest move is that I have a day long conference in Boston tomorrow. I hope that things go decent tonight!