When to take a child out of a toddler bed and into a twin bed?

Crystal - posted on 02/22/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )




at what age do you take a child out of a toddler bed and into a twin bed?


Jodi - posted on 02/22/2011




I never put my kids in a toddler bed. They went straight from a crib to a full size bed. I just had rails on the beds so they wouldn't fall out. I just thought a toddler bed was a waste of money.

So basically, you can put them in a twin bed whenever you like.

Rebecca - posted on 02/22/2011




my son got a toddler bed for his first birthday and an twin for his second never had a problem with him falling out of bed

Victoria - posted on 02/22/2011




My daughter is 16 months old and we are getting ready to transition her over to a "big girl" bed. Currently she's sleeping in the crib-converted-to-a-toddler-bed. But we are expecting a second girl in June. So we will just get her a mattress on the floor and "let" her pick out a cute bed set. She'll have some transition time between her "crib" and the twin before new baby shows up.
However, I remember when my sister had to make the first move from one bed to the next. She didn't take to it well at first (she was super excited about her new bed she picked out, until she realized it meant leaving the other bed). But after the first night, she was alright.
Decide whether or not you want to do the transition period, or just ditch the toddler bed entirely.

Catherine - posted on 02/22/2011




Honestly, you can do this whenever you want, toddler beds are really completely unnecessary. If you're worried about falls you can either get a bed rail or just put the mattress flat on the floor. I hope this helps.

Laura - posted on 02/22/2011




For my oldest we converted his crib to a toddler bed then when baby 2 came and we needed the crib we got a twin. 2 1/2 years. Baby boy 2 went straight from a crib to twin bed because we made bunk beds for them. However they both sleep in the same twin. :)

I guess what I'm saying is that you really don't even need the toddler bed if you don't want. If you're worried about the child falling out you can always buy rails to put on a twin bed. We made rails for both beds on our bunk beds.

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Depends on what you have and what you want/need. A kid doesn't REALLY ever need a 'toddler bed'. Going straight to a twin bed (preferrably w/ a side rail) is perfectly fine.

I'll tell you that my twins had toddler beds, but only cuz a friend of mine was getting rid of two right about the same time that we got rid of the cribs. We put them in bunk beds at 3.

My 3.5 year old son is in his crib w/ one side removed (so 'kind of' a toddler bed), but his bed is right next to mine and he spends most of his time in THERE. ;)

Milena - posted on 02/22/2011




Hi Crystal, my daughter was about 3 years old when she switched from a crib made into a toddler bed to a twin bed. I put an extra mattress on the floor next to it just in case she was gonna fall out of bed, because she is a tosser and turner at night. She never really fell out, she got pretty used to it from the toddler bed since it did not have a side rail. Hope that helps. Good luck.

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