Dan: sleeping in junior bed

Posted by spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 29 October 2007 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

We moved Dan to a junior bed 2 days ago. The significance of this may not be apparent to non-parents, so let me elaborate: previously, he was sleeping in a playpen, which has four netted walls that prevent him from rolling onto the floor or even, getting out of bed. A junior bed has no walls, just a small railing to prevent him from rolling off the bed. This means that, theoretically, if Daniel woke up in the middle of the night, he could unzip his sleeping bag, get out of bed, open the door and run around the house, if he wanted to.

I was a bit nervous about this. So, I took pains to tell him that once Mommy puts him in bed, he is to STAY IN BED. And if he doesn't, Mommy will spank him. "Do you want Mommy to spank you?" "No spank Daniel Mommy." "Good boy. Now you remember ah!"

I'm happy to report that Daniel has taken to his bed well. He's slept in it without any getting up on his own for 2 nights and his day naps too. He seems to understand the concept that he is not to get out of bed until someone opens the door, turns on the light and picks him up. But as always, kids are prone to change, so please pray that this good behaviour will continue.

Now... the next step is... potty training!

JO from Singapore

so envious! is he is in a separate room from you guys?.. hubby cant bear to let daughter sleep in another room so she sleeps on a mattress on the floor next to our bed.....

i tried many ways to potty train but with no success....

i will pray for you and for daniel to continue to be on his best behaviour!

good luck!

30 Oct 2007 3:49am

JO from Singapore

sorry... where did you get the junior bed? was it from ikea?

30 Oct 2007 3:50am

skgoh from Singapore

Ooh, hope the potty books I bought Dan for his birthday come in handy!

30 Oct 2007 6:41am

spots from Singapore

hi jo- i will reply ur email soon - junior bed was converted from the crib we bought for daniel when he was a baby.it was a 4-in-1 crib, the sort that u can convert from crib to bed ... ben was using it while dan was in playpen. so now, dan is using the bed and ben is in playpen! Swap!!

30 Oct 2007 6:42am

Dad from Singapore

Its time for Dan to have a proper bed. Glad that he is well behaved in using the bed. Perhaps, as a contingency, it may be better to place some cushion on the floor in case he falls while getting out from the bed.

3 Nov 2007 8:43am

Lyn from Sweden

Sounds silly to ask but have you really ever spanked your boys?

6 Nov 2007 9:50pm

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