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Tips for an Easy Transition from Baby Crib to Toddler Bed  

Some life transitions are exciting while others are daunting. How do you view the transition of your child from a crib to a toddler bed? Don’t worry, there’s no need to answer that question with a categorical yes or no. In reality, most parents would feel a combination of excitement and fear as they prepare their little children to go on their own toddler beds. It’s totally fine to have both emotions. After all, parenting is almost always characterized by a roller-coaster-kind of ups and downs, sad times and happy times, fears and surprises, and so much more.

Here are some of the tips that you can use to make the transition from a baby crib to a toddler bed a lot easier:

1. Establish a positive mindset about the transition – remove the if’s and but’s.

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2. Ease your safety concerns – install rails and mats.

Safety is among the primary concerns of parents when letting their babies transition to a toddler bed. With the advent of better industrial technologies and manufacturing practices, it is no longer impossible to find the perfect rails and mats for your child’s bedroom. You can even have your rails and mats customized to go along with the room’s theme and properly fit the bed’s perimeter.

3. Let the transition be acceptable – be patient with explanations.

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No matter how young or old your child is, you need to understand that she is her own persona with an ability to process thoughts and emotions. You cannot discount the fact that your baby can actually understand so much from everything that happens around her. Any sudden change can cause mental worries, emotional trauma, and behavioral disruptions.

You will need to be patient with the explanation. Don’t ever think that your child won’t understand the concept of independence. You might just be surprised by how much your child can openly accept something that has been fully explained to her.

4. Create an exciting environment for change – offer activities that promote acceptance. 

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Dealing with changes is usually daunting to both parents and children. In order to make things a lot easier, you will have to exert effort and use creativity in making the transition as exciting as possible. You can start introducing the concept of toddler beds by reading bedtime stories about it or watching videos that include such scenes. You may also start doing role-playing activities to stimulate the interest of sleeping on a toddler bed.

5. Improve the design and functionality of your child’s bedroom – add lamps, glow-in-the-dark stickers, etc.

If it is your child’s first time to be in her own bedroom, then you will have to be very careful in making sure that nothing makes her terribly uneasy and afraid. Before even introducing the idea that she will soon have to transfer to her own room, make sure that you have already created a loving atmosphere in her space.

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You can do this by putting glow-in-the-dark stickers of planets, shapes, and stars on the ceiling. You may also use a lampshade to prevent total darkness from creeping into your child’s soul. Another wonderful addition to your child’s bedroom is a sleeping monitor which is an imaging device that you can use to check on your child as she sleeps a few meters away from you.

Transitioning from a baby crib to a toddler bed can be made easy and less stressful when you follow these tips. If you have other cool ideas, feel free to comment below or send me a message. I would love to hear from you!


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10 Steps To Inspire Your Kids To Dream Big

Imagine how much better a place the world would be if we all dream like kids again. If we are able to embrace our every passion and believe that anything and everything is possible and options for the future are limited only by our imagination.

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Now when the tables have turned and I see that free spirit in my child I want to keep that will power and mood to inspire him/her to realise and make these dreams to come true.

1. Be a dream role-model

Grownups have dreams too! Share them with your kids. Or be open about what you dreamed of becoming as a child, and discuss why it didn’t, or possibly did, happen. They will gain bravery in their own dreams when they see you chasing yours, celebrating your successes and bouncing back from your challenges.

2. Make time for creative play

Remind them that they can be anything they want when they grow up via role play games: a dentist, a teacher, a scientist, a doctor, an author. Have an honest talk about all of the hard work their dreams will require while letting them know that they are 100 percent capable of achieving their wildest dreams!

3. Be inspired by other big dreamers

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Your children can learn from the world’s top scientists, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and be inspired by their stories. They can also learn from inspiring people in your family and community.

 

4. Creating a Dream Diary or Board

Dream diaries or boards are incredibly useful and inspirational when making your own. By representing your goals with pictures and images you will actually build up and stimulate your emotions because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation, and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. Your kid would love the idea of drawing his/her dreams, ideas and imagining the future.place-of-little-dreams-logo

5. Set them up for success

Success is inspiring, especially for children. Help them to experience success with their initial goals and dreams so that they are motivated to keep going.

6. Address challenges and failures

Young people need to learn that challenges and mistakes are normal. What’s important is how they approach them. They need to:

  • Believe it’s possible.
  • Put in the effort.
  • Stay determined.

7. Read books

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Reading quality books foster kids imagination, enriches the vocabulary and can throw open a window to the world. The fantastic stories and expansive ideas in books can feed a child’s imagination to open up great possibilities. Choose books that encourage your kids to think beyond their size and dream big.

8. Encouraging curiosity in kids

A vital element in education and in life is curiosity that drives us to learn new things and discover how things work around us. While there are various ways to stimulate our curiosity, it is crucial that we instill this in our children from young.

9. Inspire them

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Feed your kids imaginations! Take them to museums, travel with them, read books, explore with them. Let them know what’s out there, help them discover what is possible.

10. Dream together

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They will gain courage in their own dreams, when they see you chasing yours, celebrating your successes and bouncing back from your challenges. Dreaming as a family also helps kids look beyond themselves and work as a team.

 


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