Big Boy Bed

The "new" bed

One of our spring break goals was to get Sam into his toddler bed. We’d heard some horror stories about newly crib-free toddlers sneaking out of their beds in the middle of the night and waking everyone up. We were prepared for some interrupted sleep and a cranky little boy.

When we told Sam to go to bed on the first night, he just climbed into the bed, pulled his blanket over himself, and asked for his favorite goodnight song (you are my sunshine). He stayed in bed all night. We were all feeling pretty good about this big boy bed!

On the second night, I was pleased when Sam didn’t complain about bedtime like he usually does. We walked upstairs and he got into bed without complaining. I left the room, closing the door behind me. I went down the hall to use the restroom, and on my way back I was shocked to see Sam’s door wide open. He had let himself out of his room and made it almost all the way down the stairs. He was so quiet about it that Dave didn’t even hear him coming down the staircase. We put a child-proof doorknob cover on the door right away, and we haven’t had any problems since.

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