Should my daughter be in a toddler bed?
Alicia - posted on 10/09/2009
Hard to say. I am sure it differs from child to child. It might be a lot for YOU!! I would also say try the bed first. I think it is the easier of the two. The reality of potty training is that the child is in control, no matter how much we dont want to admit it. For moving to a big bed, you have much more control and power, so that is where i'd start. How much time before the baby comes? If you have several months, I would just take it slow, but also be sure to do it enough time before that she does not regress when the baby is born.
Myra - posted on 10/09/2009
It depends. She may be totally ready for both potty training and a toddler bed. There are definite clues if they are ready for both...if you aren't seeing those, just wait. I have another on the way, too, and we are really wanting to get our daughter potty trained and into a toddler bed. She's ready to begin potty training, but I'm not sure about a "big girl" bed, yet.
If you decide to do both, I'd move her to a big bed first, then in about 2 weeks, try potty training.
Cheryl - posted on 10/08/2009
my opinion, and it's just my opinion, is yes. but you know your child best. Will you be putting the new baby in the crib right away or do you have a craddle or bassenette for a few months? You may want to keep her in the crib so while your new mom exhaustion sets in you know she'll be safe when she wakes up and not wander around the house. As for potty training, "they" aways say not potty train before major changes like a new baby or moving... she is still on the young side but like I said, you know your child best! Our older two while we started about 18-24 months, we were never completely potty trained until 2 1/2. Remember if she's potty trained right now, she still needs your help to get her pants, onsie moved and possibly wiping (girls need to be kept watched and make sure they get it or they can get infections) so if she's gotta go while your feeding the baby....
My older two were 18 months apart, we did move her out of the crib but we didn't start potty training until the baby was a few months old. But that's just what worked for us
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