What age do you introduce a toddler bed?

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Gwen - posted on 03/31/2010

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I don't know, but my daughter is 2 and I'm keeping her in the crib as long as she'll stay in it!

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Danika - posted on 06/07/2012

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I moved my son over to his toddler bed when he was 18 months, because I was paranoid that he was going to fall out of his crib, when I saw him lifting his leg over the side rail. I had no problem with the transition what so ever, he actually loves the freedom to get in and out as he pleases.

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I JUST read at Baby Centre that when your baby is 35 inches long they're ready for a baby bed. I have NO idea when that will be, but I think the reason is so they don't get too tall to climb out of the crib.

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My oldest daughter went into a toddler bed when I found out I was pregnant with my youngest. She was about 18 months when we found out that I was pregnant with no. 2. We put my youngest into a toddler bed sooner than i did my oldest. Then when my youngest was 18 months old she moved to a childrens loft.

Tina - posted on 04/02/2010

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We bought a toddler bed for my 15 month old. He does really well and like being able to get out of it by himself to play with his older siblings in the morning. I also have a nephew that is 4 months older then my son and my brother and sister in law introduced him to it at a year old.

Debbie-Marie - posted on 04/01/2010

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My son was in a bed at 12 months. He kept getting caught in the rungs and I was a yo yo through out the night detangling him! He walked at 10 months so was able to climb in and out himself. It was the best thing, once he was in bed I never had to get up to him. My 2nd one did not go into a bed until around 21 months. It depends on the child and the reasoning behind it.

Haley - posted on 04/01/2010

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My daughter is 19 months and I am in no hurry to move her to a toddler bed. Her crib will convert to a toddler bed so purchasing one is not the problem. She is a very active child so I don't think anyone would get any sleep if she was able to get out of the bed during naps and night time. I plan on converting the bed before she is three but not before she is 2 and a half.

Crissy - posted on 04/01/2010

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my oldest was in a toddler bed just after 1 yr he had the understanding and self disceplin to stay in bed instead of wandering.. my next son was in the crib until 22mos and i wish he could have stayed in it longer since he is a wanderer but he climbed/fell out frequently so it was a safety issue... switch them after they understand they need to stay in bed, wait as long as you want after that but once they learn to climb out they need a big kid bed to keep them safer even if they wander

Alicia - posted on 03/31/2010

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my son is 13 months and I bought him a toddler bed for his 1st birthday. he never liked his crib and refused to sleep in it, but he has slept in his new bed every night since he got it.

Alina - posted on 03/31/2010

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My two year old is in a twin bed. I wanted a toddler bed, but my husband felt it would be a waste of $$ and to buy her a "real" bed. She doesn't fall out of the twin, though, so I'm fine. I mainly wanted a toddler bed b/c it comes with side rails. However, if your child is already climbing out of a crib, they can climb over the rails on any bed ;)

Tonya - posted on 03/31/2010

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We got a toddler bed for our 2 year old when she started to climb out of her crib. She was 13 months.

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My daughter is 14 months and we took the front of her crib off and lowered her bed all the way so now she can get out in the morning. Last night was her first night sleeping without the front and she did wonderful.

Monique - posted on 03/31/2010

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Hi Nadine, my girls are turning two soon and they have been sleeping on a toddler bed for nearly 5 months now. We decided to take the cots away as it was a very confined space, and the kids got very irretated. It is wonderful - only now they can go where they want when they want. m

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