toddler bed

Kristin - posted on 07/21/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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when did/do you plan on moving from a crib to a toddler bed?

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Alison - posted on 07/30/2010

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I don't understand all of these kids climbing out of their cribs?!? I have a convertible crib and I have the mattress down to the lowest level and when my son (who is above average in height) is standing in the crib, his mouth is just at the level to chew on the rail. We took off the bumper so that he couldn't step on it and besides a blankie, he has nothing else in there to climb on. My older boys were moved to a toddler bed around 18 months old and this guy will be in his crib as long as possible!

Kristi - posted on 07/23/2010

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We did at 14 months because she wouldn't sleep in her crib anymore. She wanted to constantly sleep in our bed or one of her sisters or brother's bed.

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Amenda - posted on 06/11/2014

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There is no study's that say kids who stay in cribs have any problem! You can take off the front rail when your baby is ready to move out without any fear, or else when you need the crib for a new baby :)

Rebecca - posted on 08/12/2010

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well, we're military and just moved to germany in june.. before here she was in her crib at 14 months and still woke up twice during the night.. during the move we had no crib so she became comfortable sleeping with mommy and daddy only waking up once... now that we are settled in our house, she's 16 months and we bought her a dora bed and she absolutely LOVES it. she wants to do everything sitting or laying on her bed PLUS she sleeps through the night now and falls asleep all on her own. my husband and i LOVE that! haha.

Roxie - posted on 08/11/2010

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we moved our daughter to a toddler bed a couple weeks ago. She was starting to try to climb out of her crib and would get her leg stuck in between the rails (trying to get out). so I started looking into the side rail to turn her crib into a toddler bed, only to learn her crib had been recalled. We didn't see the point in spending $200 on another crib just to have to go out and buy a toddler bed in a few months and since she was trying to get out of the crib, i figure i would much rather fight to keep her in bed, than have her fall out of her crib and get hurt.
However she's actually made the transition fairly well. She has only fallen asleep on the floor a couple of times lol

DaNelle - posted on 08/06/2010

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i think as long as you have some sort of guard or rail on it...either one will work!!! just depends on what you feel more comfortable with! they make the guards to go on twin beds, you can buy them from target, walmart, sears, etc

Nicole - posted on 08/04/2010

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Moved him at 14 months, he was really good about sleeping when it was time for bed/nap. He also tried to climb out. So we transistioned his crib to the toddler bed and put up a gaurd. He loves it!

Ashleigh - posted on 08/03/2010

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i moved my daughter into a toddler bed last month and shes 15 months old. it was an easy transition

DaNelle - posted on 08/02/2010

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My daughter was transitioned to her toddler bed at 15 months. We felt that she was ready because she could climb up and get off of our couches. She has slept in her toddler bed every night since with no problems.

Rachel - posted on 08/01/2010

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My daughter is 15 months and will be in her crib a while yet. She loves her crib and sleeps so well in it I don't want to mess that up! We plan on moving her to a toddler bed around 2-2.5 .

Heather - posted on 08/01/2010

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My son is 15months and my husband and I took of the railings last week, my son now can get up when he wants to.

Chelsea - posted on 07/31/2010

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i think we will do it when he turns 2 or maybe even after that. we have no problems with the crib at the moment so i dont want to change it just it.

Danielle - posted on 07/31/2010

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I don't know when I plain on putting her in a big bed. It prob wont be for a while she's all over at night and I don't want her to fall out. If we put her in her room and just close the door with out her being in her crib she throws a hugh fit. But ever kid is different

Natalie - posted on 07/31/2010

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too each their own my boyfriends oldest son was over 2 when he was switched, my oldest was switched at 18months(because we had the bed and wanted to down the number of cribs), our 15month olds are both in cribs right now but we plan on switching our boy very soon as he gets his legs stuck in the bars and wants to climb out, which works out because we need his crib for the new baby, while we are leaving our girl in her crib because shes not yet walking and wouldnt understand getting in and out

Tammi - posted on 07/30/2010

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I wasn't sure when I planned on getting a toddler bed for her, but the way things are going I think it will be soon. She figured out yesterday how to get out of her playard which she's been sleeping since she was 2 months old. I don't want her to hurt herself so I'm considering a bed. The downside is the bedroom door doesn't close good and I don't want her to wonder around if she gets up and I'm not up.

Stephanie - posted on 07/30/2010

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I moved my son to a toddler bed at 15 months because he was trying to climb out of his crib. It has only been a few days since the change but so far he is loving it.

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I think it is based on the child, just like every thing else!!! I know that I want my "terror" to be in his crib as long as he can be. If he goes into a bed now, I will have to cage it, so figure the crib is much more appropriate :o)

We have had a toddler bed (a car, of course), since Andy was teeeeeny, which was bizarre, because a friend gave it to us (didn't want to miss the deal!), but I have no interest in rushing him into a big boy bed . I already have "issues" with the other big boy things he is doing. I want him to still be baby as well...I am NOT going to rush him into being a full on big boy.

That being said, it is not up to anyone else to decide when my child, or your child, should go into a bed...heck, parents I know still have a three year old in their bed EVERY NIGHT, but their 7 month old has been sleeping in a big crib since 2 months. To each their own!

Stina - posted on 07/29/2010

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Just this week. The drop side started acting cooky and I read somewhere that they may be changing the law so that drop side cribs can't be sold or manufactured any more. So, I changed her crib to a toddler bed. It makes bed time a lot easier because I can stroke her hair while sitting on the floor instead of leaning over the side of the crib.

My first two changed to a toddler bed at 15 months and the second at about 1 yo (she was a monkey trying to climb out)

BRANDICE - posted on 07/29/2010

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He we put my son in a bunk bed with his 5 year old brother at 12 months. Mainly cuz we live in a two bedroom apt and with a bed and a crib they had no room to play and my sons crib was recalled on 07 and didnt know it till he was 9 months old!

Danielle - posted on 07/29/2010

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When he starts trying to climb out of his crib. He never stops moving so right now the crib the safest place for him...he literally does circles in his crib until he passes out. Then he tosses and turns all night long.

Katherine - posted on 07/28/2010

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12 months. My daughter kept getting her legs stuck, so we put her in the bed. She gets out, but we just put her back in, and it's a lot better cause now there aren't bruises on her legs.

Sarah - posted on 07/28/2010

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i put my daughter in her toddler bed at 13 month as she hated her crib she took to it straight away, i could not get her to go into her crib awake but her bed i can it makes a much easier bedtime routine xx

Kirsty - posted on 07/27/2010

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im keeping my daughter in a cot for as long as i can, will probably transition to the bed once she is about 2 and comfortable climbing up and down, i dont want any falling out when she wakes in the night. i have a friend who started her son at around 14mnths, simply by placing his matress on the floor so he isnt able to fall out. but its just not practical for me as my daughters room is full of toys, she would never sleep lol

Kristin - posted on 07/24/2010

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very cool. We have no issues with the crib at all right now, I was just curious as to what other people were doing. Thanks!

Caryl - posted on 07/24/2010

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Between 2-3 years... right now she is all over the place (wiggles a lot) so we worry she'll just end up falling out of bed if we move her now....

Sacha - posted on 07/22/2010

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we switched at about 13 mo. he wasn't climbing out of the crib or anything, but he started walking, and i we thought it would be good to introduce a big change while he was going through a big change instead of waiting. It took about 2 weeks to get him used to the idea that he could get out and in, but now he is great, we put him in bed same as we did with the crib with his bed time milk and he goes to sleep the same and plays in bed the same. It was a bit hard at first for him to understand that he had to go to bed if he got out... but now he is much better. We gave him a small play area with only some toys in his room so he can get out and play in the mornings too.

it all depends on you and your child when you think it's best to change.

LauraBeth - posted on 07/21/2010

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We moved to one at 12 mo due that he could climb out of his crib. I think he does better in the bed too.

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