any one els not wanting to put there kid in a normal bed yet

Georgina - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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i have a 18 month old and every one i know with a baby around that age seams to be wanting to put ther baby in a proper bed and i don't really get why this is i'v talked to my mum bout it and she said she didn't put me in a proper bed till i was about 3 so was wondering if anyone els isn't planing on putting there kid in a proper bed yet or if any one could tell me why i should put my lil girl in a proper bed, she just seams so young to be putting her in a "big bed".

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Kirsten - posted on 10/17/2009

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Maybe you could lay another mattress beside the crib, then if he does attempt to get out he'll have a softer landing?

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Melissa - posted on 11/28/2009

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I want to move my daughter to a toddler bed because she is trying to climb out of her crib and I'm scared she might hurt herself. Other than that I'd love for her to stay in a crib longer.

Christine - posted on 11/22/2009

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do it not just when she's ready but you to, my lil girl was in her toddler bed from 14 months, but she cracking really bad tantrums when i put her in her cot and changing her to a bed stopped it, i made her room 100% baby safe and closed the door, she that would play from 5 mins to an hour then would crwal into bed for sleep, i think she then learnt when she is tired instead of being told when she is, and it gives you i bit more wake up time in the morning coz they have a room not just a small cot to play in, but i had to check on her heeps in the beginning as she got to sleepy and slept on the floor, so i had to put her back in the bed, but if your child is not climbing (and i mean climbing anything as if they can climb one thing they can prob climb the cot) there is no reason you HAVE to move her but its gotta happen sometime and the younger you make any change change the easier it is for both you and her, good luck

Melina - posted on 11/18/2009

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It would be a bad idea if my little boy went in a bed now, I find it hard enough keeping him grounded he would most likely spend the evening running around his room, do it when you think they are ready not when others are doing it.

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Hannah is stil in a crib.
But i had to remove 3 bars from the side because she had climbed out of bed en really dit NOT wanted to go in there again. I think she is to small for a big bed so i tryed this, my mom advised it. And it works! No climbing out of bed, no crying when going in and sleeping through the night again.
Hannah stays in the crib untill we think its handy orso to get a big bed.

Hayley - posted on 10/30/2009

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I worry about this because my little girl climbs everything which makes me worry that she'll fall out, but there is no way she would sleep in a big bed yet. She hates going to bed and would just get right out.

Kirsten - posted on 10/30/2009

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I've been thinking of moving Rosa out of her crib onto a mattress on the floor. The original owner off her cot wants it back, but we just don't see where to find the spare cash for a bed, mattress and all the trimmings right now. We're trying her on the floor over the weekend and we'll just see how she does.

Sam - posted on 10/29/2009

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my little girl in a bed as she didnt like the cot n didnt when she was a baby she was in r bed til 16mths then we put her in her bed took 2 it straight away she now sleeps 12hrs a nite b4 she was up every 2 hrs but thats wat she wanted it up 2 every parent wat best 4 there child

Jill - posted on 10/28/2009

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I will keep my daughter in her crib for a while longer. Unless she climbs out I could see keeping her in until she is 2.5 or so.

Angie - posted on 10/25/2009

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I think it depends on the child, and where that child is at bc all kids are different. I don't think its a matter of rushing, just a matter if the kid is ready why hold them back? My son is not in a "proper bed", which I am assuming is like a twin? He is in a toddler bed though. He was ready long before bc he was climbing out, but I put him in one at 14 mts. He doesnt fall out and its half guard railed (from like head to belly). He sleeps well in it. Trying to put him in a crib or pack n play is like murder. He doesn't like it and is just too old. He wont sleep in one. He is just at the point.

Jojo - posted on 10/25/2009

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my sons 18 months and his still in his cot but with it being one that coverts to a bed then couch he can stay in his cot part longer. i didnt place my 2 older children in there beds till they were just over 2 years old.

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I have 3 kids and each one has been treated differently. I have basically followed their lead on this issue. My daughter hated her cot from day one, she ended up sleeping with us in our bed until she was 2 1/2 then into a big bed. My oldest son was climbing out of his cot by the time he was 18 months old so I put him into a big bed for his own safety and put a gate on his door to keep him in his room which worked really well. My 18 month old son shows no signs of wanting to climb out of his cot and is happy with it so I will keep him in the cot until he starts climbing out. So, each kid is different and so each should have their own plan that suits them best. Good luck.

Jme - posted on 10/22/2009

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Our 18 month old has his own bed and has since he turned a year old but, his toddler bed is right beside our bed. He has never slept in a crib though. I think it is a personal choice and you should do whatever gets everyone some sleep! LOL Good Luck!

Rachel - posted on 10/21/2009

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my mom didnt transition my sister and I to beds till we were much older (she thinks about 3). I did attempt to get my son into his bed a few weeks ago, but he just isnt ready. he hasnt succesfully climbed out of his crib and i'm not pregnant, so there isnt really a reason to transition him...I guess I felt "it was time" because a lot of my friends around this age started the transition...why not us lol. But I would like him to transition before he does actualy fall out of the crib. I'm giving him a couple more months then I'll try again

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I wish my daughter was still in the crib- I wouldn't do it if it weren't for the fact that she is so tall and learning to climb and she will hurt herself more falling out of the crib than the toddler bed (the crib is lowered as far as it can go!).

Brandi - posted on 10/19/2009

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Now I'm starting to think I'm the only one with and 18 month old in a bed...We're also having a baby in December and I didn't want her to associate losing her crib with her new sibling. She stays in it fine so far. Like everything else with parenting, it's a personal choice. Stick with what works for you! And I agree, it's not a race, they grow fast enough without us pushing them. :(

Maureen - posted on 10/18/2009

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I had to move my daughter into a bed at about 15 months because she started to climb out of her bed. I didn't plan to move her into a bed until she was at least 2 but I should have known better because she is part monkey. It was really weird for me at first because she is on the smaller side but she actually slept better, I think that she didn't like the 'caged' in feeling. Now she climbs out of her bed at night and sometimes I'll find her sleeping on the floor with her stuffed animals or she will climb into the spare bed we have in her room. Every kid is different, just do whatever feels right for you!

Lizz - posted on 10/18/2009

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My oldest was in the crib until the baby needed it, and my 18 month old wil be in it as long as it isn't needed by a younger sibling! I slept next to her a month ago, and she threw herself over me and off the bed! Luckly it was a fouton and was only about 6 inches off the ground, but it was still scary!

Kristin - posted on 10/16/2009

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:( At the 18 mos check-up, the Dr. said we may have to consider putting DS in a big-kid bed earlier than anticipated due to his height. DS has not tried to climb out of the crib yet, but Dr. says if he gets mad enough he's going over. Keep your fingers crossed that he stays happy in the crib with no escape attempts!

Georgina - posted on 10/08/2009

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i'm glad to see i'm not the only one who thinks putting a 18 month old in a big bed is not a good idear i have 2 kids and my youngist is 4 months she's only just gone in to a cot witch means i had to bye a new cot for my youngist and mant of my friends kept asking me why i didn't just get a normal bed for my 18 month old but i didn't see it being safe having her in a normal bed one reason being i know she wouldn't understand she had to stay in bed and i also know sh whould proabaly try grabing my other lil girl threw the bars od her cot. i'm just so glad to see i'm not the only one not wanting to put ther baby in a big bed

Kristin - posted on 10/07/2009

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Really??? Wow! I was totally not even remotely considering changing Espen to a toddler bed until 2.5-3. I can't imagine how anyone could maintain thier sanity with thier kid in a real bed if he's anything like mine. If he's not contained, he is into everything! How are you supposed to keep them in thier own bed if they don't understand that's where they are supposed to stay? Georgina, tally me down for no big kid bed yet. :)

Kimberly - posted on 10/07/2009

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My almost 18 month old is also still sleeping in his crib and we have no plans to move him yet. He loves his crib (sometimes if we go get him in the morning or after naps when we hear he's awake, he'll say "morning" and then "go 'way" because he wants to keep playing by himself!) and never has tried to climb out of it, so we feel it's the safest place for him. We're having another baby in December, but that one will sleep in a co-sleeper in our room for at least 3 months or so, so Henry will be around 2 before we even have to investigate if we should move him to a bed so the baby can have his crib. Hope this helps you! :)

Kirsty - posted on 10/07/2009

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I say keep them in the cot as long as possible. If they are not trying to climb out its the safest place for them. We didn't put our middle child into a big bed until 2 1/2 and I don't plan to put phillip in a big bed any time soon.

Gaylin - posted on 10/06/2009

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I didn't put my 3 year old in a "big bed" until he was two, and that was out of necessity because our 18 month old had to get out of our room. So the older one moved so the younger could have the crib. I thought about taking the front panel off to make it into a toddler bed, but then he probably wouldn't stay in it.

Cierra - posted on 10/01/2009

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I would just talk it over with your spouse. My husband told me that he feels like he cannot be intimate with me when there is a baby in the bed and that he misses that part of our relationship. I love holding my children, but I love holding my husband too and will lay down with the babies in one bed, then go to bed with my husband for the night.

Kirsten - posted on 10/01/2009

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For my little girl a proper bed really would not be safe. She has an older brother for whom we leave the security gate at the top of the stairs open, as we only have a toilet downstairs, so giving her the freedom to roam is unfortunately not an option. My eldest had a cotbed, so he could still fit in his crib now! We converted his bed to a toddlerbed when he was about 20 months old I think, he was safe and not at risk of falling out anymore, and we like to give him a bit of freedom to get out of bed and play in the morning, instead of shouting for mummy & daddy ;)

Bethany - posted on 09/30/2009

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My 18-month old is still in her crib, and will probably stay that way for a while. I don't understand why so many parents want to rush their kids through each stage. It's not a race! :)

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