Let's take a little quiz. It's one simple question, multiple choice. Are you ready?
1. Angela bought a bed this week. What does it look like?
A. A crib.
B. A toddler bed.
C. Bunk Beds.
D. A queen-size bed.
Have you made your choice? Alright, let's check your answers. The correct answer is A. A crib.
And now for the whole story. And it does not involve a new baby at our house if that is what you are thinking.
About 6 weeks ago, one of our cribs bit the dust. Brady started shaking the rail, and it became detached at the bottom. I assumed it was part of the whole dropside/unsafe/recall stuff and got a stabliizer kit from my manufacturer. Don't worry, Brady was sleeping in a port-a-crib this whole time. The kit came, but when I went to fix it, I realized the real problem. There was no stabilizer bar. I think it some how got lost when we moved into this house. I am nominating myself for mother of the year because I let my baby sleep in an unsafe crib for 20 months.
So we were down to one crib and left with a decision. My first choice was let's go ahead and move them to toddler beds. So I guess my quiz up there is misleading, because I did buy two toddler beds. (From csn.com with a gift card I won in a blog giveaway by the way.) Well they came, we set them up, and faced disaster. I wasn't sure if I should switch both boys at once, but decided to try for one at a time. Carter wouldn't even climb on the toddler bed, so we let Brady. Two nights. Both nights resulted in a little boy working his way down to our room in the night.
Third night: Brady cries--he doesn't want to go in the bed. Carter cries--he is such an empathetic boy. I set up the port-a-crib and ask Brady if he wants to sleep in it. He nods his head, is put in, and settles down immediately.
So what now? I decide to find an inexpensive crib. Hopefully they will stay in cribs for another year--it sure is easier for me if they do. And up there is the very crib I bought--$100 off walmart.com using site to store.
I didn't want to spend the money, but now I'm glad. I like any excuse to keep the babies my babies.