A month ago, I met this pinay blogger from Kalokang Buhay ng Isang Pinay sa Ukay who lives in UK. I read one of her blog entry about her son finally sleeping on her own room at age 2. She was really nice to exchange emails with me and gave me tips. Not that hubby and I are in a hurry for Little Spanish Pinay to sleep in her own room but it would be nice to know some tips on how to encourage her to sleeping alone. I don't see it happening really soon though because we are still breastfeeding and we are leaning towards child-led weaning (rhyme not intended). Co-sleeping is for now the best arrangement for all of us while we are still breastfeeding.
But then this did not stop me from re-arranging LSP's room. I have converted her crib (the crib was convertible to a single bed, night table and study table) to a normal bed since we don't believe she'll be using the crib ever. Inspired from my email exchanges with Kristeta, I just laid down a mattres on the floor so "big accidents" like falling off from a bed can be avoided. See picture below.
Find anything wrong in the picture? Yeah.... that's a bed standing on its sides instead of well, on its feet. Reason? As I've said, I just wanted to lay down her mattress on the floor so she can play around on it, get used to it and avoid falling from it the hard way. The mattress is really small as it is her "crib" mattress. I didn't want to buy bigger mattress for the bed just yet since I don't think she'll be sleeping on her bed anytime soon. I also added some of those kids' mats to cushion the floor in case LSP falls off from the matress. And since I don't have a space to temporarily store the crib converted to bed, hence the arrangement as shown, there goes the invention. Hubby had a good laugh when he saw this. He must be thinking "This is what I get from marrying a Filipina...
weird exotic ideas... as weird exotic as she is" LOL.
For now, this mattress only serves for her to practice her jumping skills... she loves to jump on top of it and step on and off of it. In the meantime, hubby and I will continue enjoying our co-sleeping arrangments. I love it when one day, hubby told me that he's loving the way LSP sleeps with us. He feels much closer to her everytime and according to him, each night and morning waking up with LSP on the bed is one of the most beautiful moments with her that he will surely miss once LSP already sleeps in her own bed.
Can my husband get any sweeter?