At what age should a child be moved out of the crib into a "big boy" bed my son is 16 1/2 months old
Kelly - posted on 11/08/2008
My little girl was just turned 2 when I moved her from her cot to a toddler bed. She was still completely happy in her cot but I was reluctant to leave it any longer as its a general rule of thumb that the longer you leave it the harder it becomes! We had a couple of nights that were a bit of a nightmare but we persevered and now she loves it. She is almost 3 now and is in a single bed with a bed rail and she sleeps so well, and she is so pleased with her new Disney Princess duvet set we have just bought her!!
Andrea - posted on 11/07/2008
My son was climbing out of cots before the age of two. & it drove me nuts though I never thought of putting him into a bed.
At about 23 months I converted his cot into a toddler bed. I felt it was the right time.
he is onw 26months & has been in a single bed for a week now. He was simply to tall for a toddler bed. He thinks it is gr8. Once again, the timing (& the circumstances) is what dictated it.
I believe, you will know when your son is ready to move out of a crib.
Amanda - posted on 11/06/2008
You'd be surprised at how fast they figure that out on their own. My daughter never had a problem and she was 12 months when she got her new bed. I wouldn't put them in a twin bed and let them figure it out, but a toddler bed is low enough that they figure it out really fast.
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