A List Maker's Life: Do Babies Sleep Walk?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do Babies Sleep Walk?

A couple weeks ago in a fit of spring cleaning, Kevin and I were on a mission to spruce up and rearrange the rooms in our home.  I set about on the nursery certain that was a room I could handle on my own.  However, as I shoved the crib out the way to mop underneath the stinkin' thing fell apart.  Leaving us to wonder how one of the most expensive pieces of furniture we've bought in our married life, assuming it met upmost safety standards for our three little babes could possibly fall apart.  Anyway, instead of heading to the store for new hardware to hold it together we decided it was time for Gibson to graduate to his toddler bed.  Many months ahead of schedule we hauled it out of the basement.

As we tuck him in at night in his big boy bed, Gibson seems very comfortable.  He adapted very quickly to not having side rails and we have had very little trouble with him getting out of bed on his own at nap times or when we first put him down for the night. 

However, several nights ago Kevin got up in the middle of the night to check on Gibson to find that he was not in his bed.  In a panic he began a search of the house and was surprised to find him fast asleep on the top step leading into the other kids' bedrooms.  We found it quite adorable that he wanted so much to be close to the kids, yet quite frightening that he was dangling off the top of our steep steps.
Quite sure it was an isolated incident we didn't change our routine for securing his room for the night.  However, it wasn't many days later that it happened again. 
This time Gibson made it a bit further into the room and was snuggled up under Gavin's bed. 
 For his sweet sake, we couldn't resist tucking them in together for the rest of the night.
Since then, our solution for the sleepy walker has been the addition of a baby gate in front of his bedroom door.  But, our little lovey has made it clear that when in search of comfort his big brother is the key.
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This post is linked to this week's You Capture: Comfort challenge, which is being hosted by Keli while Beth enjoys her sweet & new baby boy

21 comments:

  1. This is such an adorable post! My 3 year old never stays in his bed. He will crawl out and sleep in the hallway or behind the couch just so he can be close to me at all times. No matter how many times we put him back in bed, sometime between midnight and 2am he always ends up in our bed. I can't resist the cuddling so I let it go.

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  2. sweet sleeping babies! great capture!

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  3. that is seriously the sweetest thing, and when they say they dont like each other one day just show them that sweet pic!

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  4. honey this is sooo stinkin sweet!! but not going to lie - it would totally freak me out!! in a sweet kind of way of course :)

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  5. Such cutie pies! We still have our baby gate up at night in our almost 3 yr. old's bedroom door. Sometimes we find him asleep, on the floor in front of the gate. :( Little stinkers!

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  6. Ahh, sweet - Adorable post !!!

    love your photos this week !!

    Follow me @ the3bishops.blogspot.com

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  7. THis was me at that age. I slept walk my whole life until I had babies. Haven't done it once since then. Probably because I haven't been in a deep enough sleep since then. Ha!

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  8. I think that is the most adorable thing I've ever seen. That little bottom sticking out from under his brother's bed. Too cute!

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  9. sweet, sweet comforting sleep. love it.

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  10. That is hilarious Katie and what a total photo op.! I say better that he finds his big brother than crawling in by you and Kevin.

    I hope you are all enjoying your break.

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  11. So sweet and scary at the same time.

    When my oldest son (now 13) first graduated into his toddler bed I went to check on him one night and couldn't find him. After a frantic search I finally found him under the bed all the way against the wall. Scared me half to death!

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  12. I'm not sure I can handle the sweetness here. Seriously. This post is the most PRECIOUS-EST!!

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  13. That is so sweet!!! I love those pictures they just melt your heart!

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  14. love the pictures, my daughter also sleep walks,actually caught her putting a puzzle together one time at the kids table, she was still asleep and didnt remember anything the next day.

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  15. Aaaawwwww!!!!!!!! Love the picture of him crashed out by his brother's bed, most precious thing ever!!

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  16. Or maybe you were transferring Gibby to the toddler bed to make room for #4? lol!

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  17. How funny and absolutely adorable, what a great little fella. Missing you guys like crazy!

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