My kids are crib haters. And I am over it. Last week, we had to get Mila a bed, since she was diving out of her crib every night. We decided to just get her a mattress and put it on the floor, since the thought of buying her a big girl bed gives me anxiety. (not to mention the fact that she will probably roll right off of it)
I hear other moms who keep their kids in cribs FOREVER, and I am SO jealous! Hudson was 2 when we started finding him asleep on the couch after making a late night escape from his crib. After about a week of him doing this, I realized this was not just a phase and we bought him a big boy bed.
I bought him a ‘full’ with a modern, simple bed from Ikea. Those toddler beds are so small, they just seem like a waste of money to me. I remember seeing my little man all bundled up in what seemed like an enormous bed, and thinking he was such a big boy.
|He was such a little guy!!|
But Mila is only 19 months old. I seriously cannot believe she is out of her crib. A few people suggested I get some sort of net, cage-type thing.. but I know my daughter. She will tear her way through that thing in 5 minutes.
|Her new mattress on the floor, we are ‘borrowing’ Hudson’s comforter for now.|
So we are officially a ‘crib-free’ home. I used the same crib for both kids (since I loved it so much) and soon it will be sitting at the end of the driveway for bulk pick-up. (it’s a drop-side crib, so I can’t give it away or anything since they are illegal now… yes… I am an ex-illegal crib owner)
My husband and I have decided our family is complete, so there is no longer a need for a crib. Soon there will be no more high chair… then no more diapers… all those sweet little baby items will disappear one by one. Which is so, so sad. Almost as sad as the fact that I have been sleeping on a mattress on the floor with my 19 month old every night, since she not only hates cribs, she also hates mattresses on the floor.