Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bed News

So the good news - Piper is doing really well with her bed at bedtime.  In fact, she doesn't want to be rocked anymore (sniff) and wants to get right in her bed and have her book read to her from there.  We kiss her goodnight, turn off the light, turn on her sound machine, close her door, and she's out.  I really think part of this magic formula is she's a good sleeper to begin with and we are keeping the door closed as she's used to.  With Caroline and Bryce, I think we started keeping the door open when they moved into a bed.  I have NO idea why - Piper doesn't seem the least bit bothered.  Not that she won't have the natural fear of the dark that a lot of kids get around this age, but for now, this works.  She loves her bed so much.  We keep hearing "my bed! my bed!" and then she rolls around on it.

However, it's not all sunshine and roses.  She's now getting up a lot earlier.  A lot earlier.  Usually she would sleep until 6:30 or 7am on weekdays.  Yesterday she was up a little after 6 and today at 5.  Thank goodness Jason is already up at that time.  But when Piper is up, it's LOUD.  Kiddo talks loudly and runs around like a stampede of cattle.  Caroline was up before 6 as a result and Bryce soon followed.  Jason said Piper got up at 2am too and opened her door but he got her to go back to bed, thankfully.

So we'll see how this thing progresses.  I just love that little bed.  Never having done a toddler bed before, I had no idea what we were in for, but it really is a novelty and so cute.  Hopefully, she will keep loving it.

1 comment:

Heather said...

5? Oh no, that is still the middle of the night in my book. We taught Gretchen to sit in her toddler bed and read until we came in in the morning...is that a possibility? She still will do that for us, as long as we give her a little baggie of Cheerios and a drink.