Toddler Beds

Alysha - posted on 04/30/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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When do you know is the right time for them to transision from the crib to the toddler bed? My daughter is about to turn 13 months on the 3rd and was just wondering when you know it's time?

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Darla - posted on 05/02/2011

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I switched mine when they were able to walk. For my first two this was at 14 months. But for my 3rd it was around 10 months, she started walking but I wasn't ready to move her yet until she climbed out herself. I like to do it when they walk because it gives them a little bit more freedom and since there is three of them, on the weekends they know to stay in their room and play until mommy and daddy get up :)

Alysha - posted on 05/02/2011

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Thank you everyone. This is great information and I am greatly thankful for all of your input and or advise.

Constance - posted on 04/30/2011

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When they either start climbing over the railing or you are ready to transition them.

Julia Bailey - posted on 04/30/2011

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Just like the other moms have said wait until she seems like she is trying to crawl out of the crib but it really is your decision my daughter was out of her crib when she was 15 months old

Elizabeth - posted on 04/30/2011

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We moved both of our children from crib to twin bed with rails at 18 months. We completely skipped the toddler bed for this reason:

When you move your child out of the crib it is a huge change...and a usually good sleeper can start having issues with it..so why would you want to move them twice...crib to toddler bed then toddler bed to twin bed.

my advice...don't waste your money on a toddler bed and save yourself some headaches by switching one time only.

Sabra - posted on 04/30/2011

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like other people said once she is climbing out otherwise it's your call. My daughter is 19 months and she wasn't climbing out of her crib but we switched her over to a toddler bed a couple weeks ago. She needed the freedom to get in and out as she pleased (which she doesn't even do) and now she sleeps better at night time.

Jacklyn - posted on 04/30/2011

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my daughter is 22 months and im am skipping the toddler bed and putting her in a twin bed with a guard rail when she is 2... she is potty trained except for at night so hopefully this will help her get trained at night too as she will be able to safely climb in and out of her bed

Karla - posted on 04/30/2011

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I would wait until she is climbing out. My son never tried to climb out so we JUST took the rail off this week...he is 3

Louise - posted on 04/30/2011

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If your daughter is climbing or trying to climb out of the cot then it is time to take the rails off and put a bed guard on instead. My daughter did not try and get out of bed so i left the rails on until she was two. I have to say she is sleeping much better because she was waking up during the night because her foot was getting caught in the bars.

I would also suggest that you put a stair gate on the bedroom door to contain her safely in her room.

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