A couple of weeks ago, I set up Kylie's "big girl bed" in her room. I just wanted her to get used to it, plus we don't have any room for it anywhere else but in her room. When we play in her room, we'll sometimes play "night night" and lay down on her bed. It's been a fun game, I'll say "go night night" and she'll drop down and lay down on the bed immediately and say "night night."
Well today, at right around 8 PM, when it's her bedtime, I said: "Kylie it's time for night night. Let's go to bed." Usually she runs back to her room right away. I don't know why that girl loves bedtime so much, but she gets really excited. She'll wait by her crib, and I'll pick her up, put her in bed and we count the blankets, give each other kisses and she goes to sleep right away. Our bedtime routine is very simple. If we have a long routine, she gets too distracted and won't go to sleep for a while.
Well tonight when I told her it was time for bed, she ran back to her room and climbed on her toddler bed instead of waiting by the crib. I thought, "well, she's a little young, but she already climbed in bed, let's see what happens." So I gave her her normal pillow and put a blanket on her, said "night night", gave her kisses and left the room. I came back 5-10 minutes later and she was sound asleep on her toddler bed. She knows how to climb down, so I was so shocked. I really didn't anticipate her to stay there. I only let her stay there since she put herself there in the first place.
I took a quick picture, but I didn't take anything up close because I didn't want to wake her up. I have no idea if she will stay in her bed all night or even if she will fall asleep in her toddler bed in subsequent nights, but we'll see what happens!