In an attempt to encourage "big girl" status and also to ease the transition to a big bed some day, I decided to take the front off Rebecca's crib. It's call a convertible crib and it came with two small sides that I guess are suppose to prevent falling out of bed - they don't work for Rebecca.
Rebecca is a mover and a shaker when she sleeps, we knew this before because every time we would check on her she would be tucked in one corner of her crib or sprawled out with feet or arms hanging out between the rails.
The first night in her "new" bed she fell out and started to cry and I had to rock her back to sleep. Not too bad for the first night I thought. The next day during nap time she ended up asleep on the floor amongst her toys - probably by choice. The second night around 3 AM I heard faint crying that lasted for a minute or two so I went in to check on her and couldn't find her anywhere! I finally turned on the light and heard the crying coming from under the bed. She had rolled out of bed and then rolled completely under the bed. I had to reach under and pull her out!
Two mornings later when Dan got up and checked her room she was sound asleep just feet from her bedroom door. Since then she has fallen out at least five more times but usually goes right back to sleep when I put her back in bed. Last night she managed to stay in bed all night with the thanks to a large teddy bear that I put next to her to stop her if she rolled the wrong direction. I'm sure she'll learn to stay put eventually. I'm also glad she has never tried to leave her room - I do not need another sleep walker in the house - one is enough!
Here's a picture of her napping yesterday. Looks comfortable uh?