MOST HELPFUL POSTS
Alison - posted on 07/30/2010
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!
Rebecca - posted on 08/12/2010
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
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
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
Danielle - posted on 07/31/2010
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
Kirsty - posted on 07/27/2010
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
Sacha - posted on 07/22/2010
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.
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