I thought it was too soon to convert his crib, but doing so is safer than climbing out.
Alas, we have a big boy in a big boy bed! I thought it would be some special milestone but really it was a quick modification to the crib by Sierra...and voila--the toddler bed was ready for business!
Click here for a video of Jackson exploring his big boy bed!
No big party. No shopping trip for a special new bed. No long talks about the change. No stories about big boys...our big boy was SO ready for this bed! He jumped right in, and on, and all over it with a HUGE smile because he knew what it was and he looked SO PROUD. He brought some books into bed with him, his water, his favorite animals, and after some milk and me pretending to sleep on his bed, he was fast asleep...only woke up once during the night from rolling out..."fall! fall! fall!" but a quick hug and pat on his head was all he needed to go back to sleep because, after all, he is a big boy now!
I did it! I slept in my big boy bed! High 5, Monkey!