Toddler bed or full size bed for 2 year old boy?

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son will be 2 in September and another one due in September. I have a 4-1 crib, but wondering if we should buy a toddler bed or use our full bed for him? Or buy a twin bed?

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Mothtoflame - posted on 04/11/2011

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Full bed with a bed guard dont really get the idea of a toddler bed (unless its one of those cribs that turn into a toddler bed)
My son went straight from crib to full bed at 18 months no problems bed guard on one side wall at other and a little stool so he could get in and out

Elizabeth - posted on 04/11/2011

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My recommendation is to skip the toddler bed all together. The reason being..when you move your child out of his/her crib it is usually a struggle to get even the best sleepers to stay in bed and not completely ruin your bed time routine. So ..why would you want to do it twice....crib to toddler bed...toddler bed to bed

That's my recommendation...we bought a full bed for our oldest daughter..she has a large room ..and a twin bed for our younger daughter whose room is not as big.

For the record. ..they both moved to a twin bed at 18 months with rails on either side.

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Amanda - posted on 04/11/2011

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me and my husband got a toddler bed for our daughter before i had my son in Jan of 2010. They share a room b.c our house is only 2 b.r. but it seems to work pretty good.

Jenn - posted on 04/11/2011

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I would say buy a toddler bed since he is still only two...A big bed can seem scary and overwhelming for a child that small. My son is four and we are just now looking for a single bed for him...he still sleeps in his small bed for the time being...But i would definitly get the toddler bed, he will feel much more secure in it...And allow him to help pick out a new bedspread or pillowcase, this will encourage him and help him feel involved in the decision. Maybe even allow him to help choose where to put it in his room. The more involved children feel the more likely they are to transition easier. Good luck and congrats on your pregnancy:)

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