My 19 month baby is in a big girl bed! I was hoping she would stay in her crib till kindergarden, but it doesn't look like that will happen. ;) She started trying to crawl out a few nights ago(I think Little Gym might be to blame, ha!) We could see her on the monitor and we would yell "no" through our bedroom wall and she would lay back down like she was sleeping. So funny! I know she probably thinks we have eyes every where, if only she would think that forever! So we converted her crib to a daybed on Sunday night and she did much better than I thought. We put her to bed and she thought it was so fun that she could crawl into her bed on her own. We watched her on the monitor and she ran around her room for about 5 minutes, gathered up some babies to put in bed with her, and went to sleep. Can't believe it was that easy! Last night was great too. She loves now to tell us "night, night" and go crawl in her bed during the day. Today she put herself down for a nap, she ran in her room, shut the door and said "night night!" I thought for sure she was playing, but she fell asleep! I'm not going to lie, I cried the first night she slept like a big girl. No more crib just means my baby is getting too big! I'm looking forward to making her room more of a "big girl room" with new decor for her second birthday and I already have some bedding picked out. :)
We had to add the side rail the second night. The poor girl fell out of her bed three times the first night and just tried to sleep on the floor. She sleeps sideways in her bed like in the picture. The side rail has worked great, and we found a way to keep the bumber secured b/c she LOVES to sleep against it.