When I started to look for a new big girl bed for Pinky I did lots of searching for very comfortable childrens beds. I wanted her to have a bed that was first of all safe for toddlers and comfortable but could also make the transition into her teen years. The bed we got is perfect, low to the ground, girly yet modern and very sturdy.
However, with as much effort as I’ve put into her room making it a comfortable, safe, fun and whimsical place for her to sleep in we’ve not had the best of luck getting her to sleep there. Like most children, she definitely prefers to co-sleep and while I love having her in our room, it doesn’t make for the best nights rest. The girl is all over the place in the middle of the night, I honestly don’t know how she does it! She’ll start off between my husband and I and each time I wake up throughout the night she’ll be in a completely different side of the bed. Mind you, we have a king bed so she is REALLY all over the place!
I just wish she would warm up to sleeping in her new room, especially with the new baby on the way because I know once she comes she’ll be even less likely to sleep in her big girl room. We’ve tried sticking to a fun bedtime routine without any luck and outside of just putting a gate up and letting her cry it out (I REALLY want to avoid this because it honestly just breaks my heart). I used to be able to just read her a story, put her in a crib and she’d fall asleep without any crying or fussing. But now, its screaming bloody murder and absolutely refusing to fall asleep. You could sit in there with her for hours trying and she just won’t do it. I’m at a loss of what to do? I’d love to hear any tips you have on getting her to sleep in her room, please comment below with your tips 🙂