DearDaughter1 has been having trouble sleeping in her toddler bed. She's been waking me at least twice a night but sometimes up to 4 or 5 times a night just to tuck her back in. So, my sister suggested a sleeping bag because it stays zipped up. I thought it was a great idea!
One would think that the kids' sleeping bags would be in the sleeping bag section, but they don't have kids' sleeping bags at Wal-Mart, only slumber sacks, which are in the toy section. We did finally find kids' sleeping bags in the sleeping bag section at Target, but they only had neon red and neon green, none of which DearDaughter1 liked because her favorite color is pink. We finally found the perfect sleeping bag in the toy section. It's pink with white butterflies on the front, it also has a cool darker pink pocket for a flashlight, and the top of the bag is lined with pink polka dots. DearDaughter1 was very excited about it and when we got home, she immediately rested in it.
Unfortunately, when DearHubby came home he told me that I should have found a sleeping bag lined with cloth rather than the nylon because the nylon lined bags get really hot. He was right. After a few days of use DearDaughter1 lost her excitement about the sleeping bag because it was too hot. In addition, the sleeping bag idea worked as far as keeping DearDaughter1 tucked in, but she was still getting up and getting me up out of bed in the middle of the night. So, the idea didn't quite work out so well after all. Well, at least we'll be ready for a sleepover or a camping trip.
Our item for DearDaughter2 was a hand print set. When DearDaughter1 turned 1 we saved a pair of hand prints for her along with her 1 year picture. We found the hand print set at Wal-Mart in the crafts section. I like this one because it's clay and not plaster so you can mold the print as many times as you want if you don't like how it turns out. With plaster, you have to work fast and get it right the first time before it dries and hardens. This clay set only gets hard after baking. We only had to make the prints once and they turned out perfect!