Vivian has never really been a good sleeper. And I have no one to blame but myself, as my family is not really known for sleeping much and she's probably just taking after us. But still, it's getting old. She's still getting up almost every night and ends up in our bed, taking up the middle 95% or so. Daniel has actually fallen out of bed multiple times trying to keep out of her way. Thankfully our bed is low to the ground.
We know this is a terrible habit, but if she cries she wakes up Ethan and us and possibly the neighbors, since we live in a tiny condo in a condo building. And when I've tried to have her cry it out, she's gone on for two hours before we gave up.
Our newest theory is that maybe she hates being enclosed? She sleeps in the crib to start with and then sometimes ends up in the pack n play in our room, but once she wakes up for the first time in the night (she's a terribly light sleeper, so everything bugs her), she sits up and demands out. She'll fall asleep in her crib at night, but after she's used up that one sleep, that's it.
Yesterday she got up at 5:15, ate breakfast and went back to sleep for about 5 minutes in her pack n play. Then I put her in our bed alone (we were up and about) and she slept happily for several more hours. So we're actually considering converting her crib to a toddler bed. But she's so young still, it seems such a drastic move! We'll have to wait until we get back from visiting my family before we do anything, but we're getting kind of desperate.
Has anyone else moved their kid to a real bed very young? Any advice on a non-sleeper in a tiny home?
In other news, I've started packing for the trip next week. Mainly the carry ons, because those are going to contain all the most important things anyway! I can't believe our trip is almost here...