I'm the kind of girl who prefers ripping the band aid off instead of slowly peeling it and prolonging the anxiety (and the pain). I feel this mentality has transferred over to my parenting, and so far, it's worked out pretty well for me. I put my babies in their cribs in their own rooms the first night home from the hospital...why bother with the stress of the transition from bassinet to crib? When I potty trained my oldest, we quit diapers cold turkey (with the exception of naptime and bedtime until she woke up dry for a while). My latest head first dive was taking Camryn out of her crib and putting her in a big girl bed. No toddler bed. No rails. Just a mattress and box spring on the floor until she's a little bigger and can climb up on a bed with an actual frame. How did that work out, you ask?
So far, so good! Up next...potty training (cold turkey, of course)!
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