Going from a baby bed to a toddler bed.

Robyn - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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How can I transition my baby girl from her baby bed to her toddler bed?I've tried it once but she will get up during the night,turn the light on and bang on the bedroom door.I never had this much trouble from my first child.What can I do?

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Serene - posted on 06/03/2010

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I got my son a fire truck toddler bed and i let him play in for 2 weeks. He loved it and when i finally transitioned him to the toddler bed i explained to him that he was a big boy and he was going to sleep in a big boy bed. He liked it, he slept through the night in it, but every now and then he would get up and crawl into bed with me. Lately i;ve been staying with him while he went to bed and made sure that he stays in his bed. When he is asleep i leave his room.
Another thing you can also do is put a childproff doorknob inside of your daughters bedroom so that she can't get out of her room. Thats what my SIL did when she tried to get my neice to sleep in her toddler bed. It worked because a week later my SIL ended up taking the child proof knob off of the door and my neice stayed in the bed and her room. Good luck..

Melissa - posted on 06/02/2010

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if shes not ready dont do it it could traumatize her. i put my daughter in a toddler bed only b/c on my way to a new walmart i saw a thift store on my way there & stoped on my way home & i saw a toddler bed & it was only $20 for the parts just had to buy the screws & that night i changed my daughter from crib to toddler bed & she did great.



if she didnt do sooo great i would have put her back in the crib & kept her in a crib til she was ready to transition to a toddler bed.



ohh also my daughter was 16 months old she was 10 days from being 17 months old.

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Melissa - posted on 06/12/2010

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oh she dont turn it on i do. but ima get her a cute lamp for her birthday so i wont have to turn the closet light on. only reason why her closet has a light is b/c her closet is a walk-in closet

Jennifer - posted on 06/12/2010

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With my older son, I put on a childproof lock on the door until he figured that out. We ended up putting a door knob on that locked, but we switched it around so the lock is on the outside of the room. We put the key inside the room but way up high where he couldn't reach it. Also, for the light situation, we just took the light bulbs out. He stopped trying to turn the light on because it was "broken".

Melissa - posted on 06/08/2010

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well yall i had to start closing my daughter's bedroom door b/c she would climb the baby gate & get out her room. so i started closing her door Sunday night. she cried a few minutes & went to sleep.

i left her closet light on & shut her door & put one of those safety door things on the inside so she couldn't open the door.

Monday - Tuesday i felt bad b/c her sorry ass daddy wouldn't answer the phone when she wanted to call him & talk. i even text him but still dumbass wouldn't answer the phone.

so she slept with me b/c i felt bad bout that hey you would too when your child holds the cell talking bout daddy & then on Tuesday she had my cell saying talk daddy & i had to tell her baby daddy wont answer the phone when you call him im sorry i know you wanna talk to your daddy but he wont answer & she said daddy mean daddy mala (mean in spanish)

but Tuesday - Wednesday i made her go to her room b/c she's not going to be sleeping with me no mam she has her own room.

ima get her a cute lamp for her birthday (next week). so i wont have to turn her closet light on every night.

but putting the safety door knob thing on the inside of there door does work.

Tina - posted on 06/08/2010

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Is there a reason you are moving her to a toddler bed? If she is not crawling out and you do not need it for another baby leave her in it.
A friend made a great suggestion when we moved my older son to a "big boy bed." We took him to the store and let him pick out his new bedding. He loved the movie Cars so he got the sheets and my mom even painted some of the characters on the walls. It was "his room" and he wanted to stay in there.
Another friend put a baby gate at the entrance of the room so her son could not get out. Looking back that is a great idea!

Suzannah - posted on 06/07/2010

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I had to put my daughter in a toddler bed she wouldn't stay in her crib any longer and that was at 16 months. With my son we did the transition first with naps he had both the crib and bed in his room and we would take naps in the bed sometimes he wanted to go into his crib so I didn't push it. Then when he turned 2 daughter was going to be born in a few months so we told him how his gift to his new sister was his crib and was slept in the bed from then on. I think that if we didn't take it slow in the beginig and let him transition then it would of been a lot harder.

Kathryn - posted on 06/05/2010

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Be consistant...

The way Supernanny does it is exactlly how it is supposed to go. My son was 17 months when we had him in his. It was great until he realized he can get up. My hubby and I would take turns walking him back into his bed. Don't say a word, just grab her hand and walk her back. It may take a couple of days but it will work. Now my son loves his bed and he will sit in it until I come into the room to get him.

Another thing is we realized he DOES NOT like having his room door closed. As soon as we decided to keep it open, he was a lot more comfortable.

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