My advice? Stop giving in to her. Tough shit. You sleep in this bed. We sleep in this bed. And that's just how reality works for you.
I guarantee the first few nights will be hell, and you'll be so tired you'll want to kill yourself. But after that, your kid will sleep in her own bed. DD is 5 and hasn't requested sleeping with us since she was 2 because of the time I invested in this. So trust me. It sucks initially, but it's worth it in the long-term.
I'm the worst for advice on this subject. I can't get my 8yo dd out of our bed, lol. We put her in her own bed after she falls asleep and 20-30 minutes later we are jumping out of bed to go get her before her screaming wakes up the whole household.
Maybe she is not ready yet. Do you need the crib for another child coming? If not, I would suggest you leave her in the crib. If you do need it, I would buy sheets of characters that she likes and see if she would like it.
Quoting goddessmom3113: she normally sleeps in her own room and bed but was her crib. toddler bed is brand new to her she is 16 months old.
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Try putting her in it for naps maybe to start?Good luck & let us know how that goes ;)
Do you have a bedtime routine?
My kids have never been in our bed and as far as they know, it has never been an option. I'm also sort of in the tough love camp on this one.
We transitioned from crib to twin bed by keeping everything else the same - the lighting, the fan, the bedtime, the routine. Mine never had an issue. We did read them a book called "Bye Bye Crib" or something (it's a good one) - but neither my first nor my 2nd ever struggled.
I'll be putting my son in a twin soon and he is not yet 2, because the new baby is due in a month. My plan is to put the bed against a wall and get a rail, and otherwise just do everything the same. We'll see how it goes. He's a good sleeper also - like the others. I hadn't really worried about it.
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