I admit that I did not think it would be easy. I even left the crib in his room because I thought I'd have to use it anyway.
Friday afternoon he was showing interest in his toddler bed so I put his new bedding on it and went on and on about his "Big Boy Bed". I put it beside his crib and let him sit on it for a while. I took his rain forest light up thing off of his crib and put it on his toddler bed so that he could turn it on at night.
That night we put him in it and he seemed fine-until we walked out. He SCREAMED for me to come back. I went and sat beside his bed for a while and rubbed his back. When I walked out about 15 minutes later, he called for me but only about 3 times and it wasn't a scream. I watched him fall asleep on the monitor. About 10 minutes later he woke up a a little and went to turn his rain forest thing on but it wasn't to his side like it normally is in his crib. He FREAKED! Hubby went in there and showed him that it was on the head of his bead now and he pushed the button to turn it on. He went right back to sleep and slept until 7:30 the next morning!
I really thought that he'd get up in the middle of the night and get out of his bed. He didn't! He stayed put the whole time!
We got home late Saturday night and he was asleep in his car seat by the time we got there so I just put him in his bed. He looked up, but didn't move. I turned his rain forest thing on and walked out. He didn't get up until morning!
Sunday, I got my dad and brother to help hubby take the crib out of his room and rearrange the furniture. I thought this would throw him off a little-I was wrong!
Sunday night all we had to do was lay him in his bed, and he whined for a minute-but went right to sleep!
Monday I was REALLY worried about nap time because it would be light outside and I thought he'd just get up! He actually fell asleep in his high chair at lunch so I didn't even have to worry about it! I just took him up and put him in his bed. Yesterday he was so tired at nap time that he didn't even move after I put him in his bed!
Monday night he must have fallen out of his bed because I found him the next morning on the floor with the sheet pulled over him! Good thing that bed is really close to the ground!
Here is a picture of him on Saturday night. I haven't gone in there to take a picture because I'm worried it will wake him, but here he is on the baby monitor!
It really hasn't been bad at all! Knock on wood, it looks like he's made the transition and my BABY is now sleeping in his BIG BOY bed with no problems! I always get myself worked up thinking that these transitions(like taking the paci away) are going to be hard, but he does great! It is a lot harder on me than him!