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Milestones
After we found out about the new baby, my husband and I knew it was time. It was time for our daughter to move out of her crib and into her big-girl bed.
I got online and searched for the type of bed she would get. Would it be a captain's bed with drawers beneath? A set of bunk beds for future sleepovers? A simple twin? Since both children would be sharing the same room, we decided that bunk beds were our best bet. I found one for a great price on Craigslist and drove an hour and a half to pick it up.
The next day, I took my daughter to pick out her very first set of big-girl sheets, her very first big-girl comforter, and her very first big-girl pillow. Out of all the sheets in the store, she chose a hot pink set. The comforter has pink ribbons quilted into it. But it was the pillow that bothered me the most.
When we arrived home, my daughter helped me wash and dry her new bedding. We made her bed, and she immediately climbed into it. It was only then, when she had snuggled her curly brown head into her new pillow, that I realized what was happening. My baby was big enough to sleep in a regular bed. And she had an adult-sized pillow beneath her head.
Now, I had spent the last two and a half years removing every stuffed animal and other plush item from my baby's bed for fear of suffocation in the night. We did not have a bumper pad in her crib when she arrived home from the hospital. She did not use a blanket until she was well over six months old. And here she was, sharing her pillow with her stuffed lobster and preparing for her first night in her new bed.
I knew that I would not sleep well that night.

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Milestones

After we found out about the new baby, my husband and I knew it was time. It was time for our daughter to move out of her crib and into her big-girl bed.

I got online and searched for the type of bed she would get. Would it be a captain's bed with drawers beneath? A set of bunk beds for future sleepovers? A simple twin? Since both children would be sharing the same room, we decided that bunk beds were our best bet. I found one for a great price on Craigslist and drove an hour and a half to pick it up.

The next day, I took my daughter to pick out her very first set of big-girl sheets, her very first big-girl comforter, and her very first big-girl pillow. Out of all the sheets in the store, she chose a hot pink set. The comforter has pink ribbons quilted into it. But it was the pillow that bothered me the most.

When we arrived home, my daughter helped me wash and dry her new bedding. We made her bed, and she immediately climbed into it. It was only then, when she had snuggled her curly brown head into her new pillow, that I realized what was happening. My baby was big enough to sleep in a regular bed. And she had an adult-sized pillow beneath her head.

Now, I had spent the last two and a half years removing every stuffed animal and other plush item from my baby's bed for fear of suffocation in the night. We did not have a bumper pad in her crib when she arrived home from the hospital. She did not use a blanket until she was well over six months old. And here she was, sharing her pillow with her stuffed lobster and preparing for her first night in her new bed.

I knew that I would not sleep well that night.

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Itยดs a nice story with several vocabulary that I havenยดt knew so far.

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Bladimir
Sunday at 08:51 AM
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I have a kid, and I remember well when we got home. My wife and I did not buy any bumper pad, or any plush item of fear of suffocation. We allow a little stuffed animal after hi was six months old. Parenting for the first time could be plenty of fears, but plenty of joy too.

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Saturday at 09:47 PM
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This reminds me of the time when an American friend visited me and we went to IKEA. We talked about the differences in the bed sizes. twin size, queen size and what not seem to be rather different. At least bunk beds are the same XD

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Dear English class 101.com

It is a pleasure to write you.I am frederico valentim ,from angola 28 years,bachalor.I have enjoyed too much your english class and i consider myself that have improved a lot, my english skills.Well i am in expecting to attend my studies in an english country.Do you also provide IELTS (International English Language System) class,if yes,i would like a lot to be part ,becouse i am about to make IELTS test.

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Chihiro
Monday at 06:44 PM
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Hi Viera,


Thank you for sharing your view about parenting and leaving it as a comment.

Viera
Thursday at 01:43 AM
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It is really quite difficult to bring up the child.Every new born child doesnยดt know anything.Parents must take care of their children. Especially - the mother is a very improtant person for every child. The years in which the child doesnยดt go to school the mother teaches him or her the first words and also hygienic habits,how to eat,drink,how to use cutlery and so on. It is one hard work. The children go to the kindergardens inthei towns o villages but the family is the most important unit for every child.Children are like their mothers and fathers.The first teachers are their mothers and fathers,their children only repeat all what they sea at home,because of it ,the parents must be carefull when they want to have the right children.