On New Year's Day, Tony was talking to our friends Evelyn and Bruce about when they transitioned Naomi (now 26 years old) to either a toddler bed or twin bed. Bruce said, "I don't remember when she got her own bed, but funny you should ask, because we just took down her bed 3 days ago. It's in the garage. Do you want it?" So, Maiya got herself a new bed that we set up last weekend. So big thanks to Naomi, Bruce and Evelyn.
Here's Daddy interviewing Maiya after setting up her new bed.
And, a photo of her 10 minutes after falling asleep the first night. Note the 3 monkeys in bed with her.
After a week, we're using the new bed about half the time. Since we're still night nursing most nights and we're still a co-sleeping family, just in different configurations throughout the night.
I'd be interested in knowing other people's ideas about the family bed, when they transitioned toddlers to their own bed, and things like that. We're doing this by instinct, and it seems to be working for us.