at what age did you kid go into a big bed

Lauren - posted on 08/10/2011 ( 167 moms have responded )

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My boy was born on the 21 november and wondering at what age you put your kid in a big bed?

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Cara - posted on 10/26/2011

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My kids always stayed in the crib until one of two things happened: 1. we needed the crib for a new baby or 2. they started to crawl out of it. There is no point keeping a kid in a crib if they continually crawl out of it. Most kids will let you know when they are ready for the "big kid bed"

Angela - posted on 09/04/2011

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I converted my daughter's bed around 20 months; it was actually a lil late for her. I followed her cues to know when she was ready. She was trying to climb in & out of her crib so I just caved and let her get her big kid bed. She loved being told she's a big girl sleeping in her bed.

Fawn - posted on 08/22/2011

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My son's birthday is the 22nd of November :) I've read that once a child has learned to climb out of their crib, you should transition them to a toddler bed. You might want to try incorporating a toddler bed during naps.

Amy - posted on 08/10/2011

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My daughter (Nov. 3 - b-day) is still in a crib. With my oldest, we moved him to a big bed at 22 months. That is when he started climbing out of the crib. My middle child was moved at about 2 1/2. He probably would have stayed in longer though. Never had a problem with him trying to get out. I have caught the youngest trying to get her leg over the top already so we'll be moving her soon, most likely.

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Kra_nks - posted on 11/03/2013

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My son is now 19months and we have had a toddler bed that was already put together from big floor show stock and its just been sitting in the toy room where he climbs on it etc. So last night I took his mattress out of his cot with his blankets and moved his cot aside and put the bed where his cot was and put him to bed. I said goodnight and walked out as I normally would and as expected he came out. I put him back said good night again and walked out he came out 3 times and the third time he was crying so I went in to check and he was pointing at his dummy on the floor but hadn't got out of bed I gave it to him said goodnight and walked out then nothing he was asleep.

Bianka - posted on 03/02/2012

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my son was born on the 22nd of novemeber 2009 and we put him in a big boys bed about 2 months ago. i was scared at the start cause of him falling out and things but he didnt fall out once.

the only thing is that he is able to climb out of bed whenever he wants lol so that means if he wakes up at 3 am he will come into mummy and daddys bed or just goes to the living room and turns the tv on lol

and when its bed time and he doesnt want too ... he has that lovely exceiting game to climb out all the time knocks on the door and then runs to his bed and smiles at me when i come in lol its cute but seriously after 5 times i have enough.



otherwise we dont have any problems whatsoever :)

just try it ;) !!

Kalinka - posted on 02/12/2012

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My son turns 3 the end of March and will get a big bed for his birhtday. Up until now he is still very comfi in his baby bed. My thought is if it is not necessary why change?

Angie - posted on 02/11/2012

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I moved my son (2yrs) from bassinet to crib at 3 months. then from crib to toddler bed at 13 months (when he was safely able to get in and out of the bed without help). Goodluck!

Becca - posted on 02/09/2012

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as soon as my daughters could get on and off the couch safely i moved them to their big girl beds, around 1 1/2 with my girls.

Kathrine - posted on 02/09/2012

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Me personally at 13 months (now 2 years old) my oldest boy was sleeping in his own toddler bed. He loved it and we had no problems with the switch. My daughter is now a year old however and we tried the toddler bed thing... Its definantly a no go so she's still in her crib.

Tara - posted on 02/06/2012

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I have 3 kids my oldest who is now 6 didn't sleep in a big bed til she was 3. We tried to transition her when she was 2 but she wanted nothing to do with a bed so we left her in her crib til she was ready but my middle child who is now 2 started sleeping in a bed when she was 18mo. mostly because we were expecting our 3rd and was not interested in buying another crib. We got a extra long bed rail so she wouldn't fall out because she is a restless sleeper and we put a stool next to her bed so she could get in and out of it easy. she did fine with it...good luck

Natasha - posted on 02/05/2012

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Both my olde two I had in their own beds bye 14 months old but my youngest who just turned 12 months old isn't even showing that he is ready for a big bed so think it depends on the child you as a mom will know and feel ready when it is time

User - posted on 02/04/2012

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19months and I dont think he was quite ready we have our good days and our very difficult days

Colleen - posted on 01/30/2012

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we put my baby in a toddler bed when she turned 1. Now she is 2, and has a full size bed because she moves around SO much in her bed.. And even with all that room she has, she still prefers to cosleep with us..

Alexis - posted on 01/25/2012

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My son was put in a toddler bed at 15 months... We just made sure that it had proper siding so he couldn't roll out!

Naomi - posted on 01/24/2012

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11mths for all 3 cos they were sleeping thru then all of a sudden woke up thru the nights tried the bed an presto they slept thru again :)

Sara - posted on 01/20/2012

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mine was in at 11 mouths but tht was just becoz he climbed out of it how he did it al never no but he id so he went in2 a bed then as long as the have a bed gard on they will be fine

Barb - posted on 01/08/2012

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At 2 after she tried to climb out of her crib and because I am pregnant I want her to get use to the big bed,

April - posted on 01/03/2012

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My son went from a crib to a big bed (twin size) 1 month before his 2nd birthday. I was pregnant and we needed the crib for the new baby. I moved him a few months before my daughter was actually born so he'd have plenty of time to adjust so he'd not feel "replaced". My daughter is 21 months and still in the crib. I don't know how long she'll be in it, but I have recently started thinking about getting her a big girl bed for her birthday. I've also known people who had their kids in cribs until 3+. The only thing that definately necessitates moving them is if they start climbing out (to prevent injury) or if they outgrow the crib.

Erica - posted on 01/02/2012

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My son wa born Nov 17th 09 and I transitioned him from crib to toddler bed around 23 months bc he was climbing out of crib anyways.

Erica - posted on 01/02/2012

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My son wa born Nov 17th 09 and I transitioned him from crib to toddler bed around 23 months bc he was climbing out of crib anyways.

Amanda - posted on 12/12/2011

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my son never went to a toddler bed we put him in a single bed when he was about a year old he kept wanting to climb out of his crib and it scared me that he might get hurt so i put side rails on his "big boy bed" and he loved it ....only problem is its a bit tall so he can get off the bed but he couldnt get back on but then i just put a little stool at the end of the bed and he learned how to climb back up on the bed ...another problem he can get out of it any time he wants it makes for a chalenging night if you have a little one that doesnt like to sleep through the night

Jessica - posted on 12/09/2011

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my daughter was about 18 mo. when she went into a toddler bed and that ws bc she wouldnt stay in her crib, she kept climbing out

Kelly - posted on 12/08/2011

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I put my 22 month old into his bed when he was 15 months old..i did this beacuse my partners nan died and we had to move in with his grandad as hes 84 and wanted to stay in his own home..so the month b4 we moved we changed this cotbed into the bed so that it was done b4 we moved so it wasnt all to much at once...he took to it straight away..yeah we had him get up and play with toys in his room but there all do that at 1st but he soon get back in when he was tried in that time we only had him fall asleep on the floor 3 times...now he knows when he gets in bed thats it bed time no playing even with all his toys in his room...he will just lay there with his fav teddy untill he falls asleep..hes now also just ajusted to no bed gurid on his bed..(about a month now) and no falling out :)

Kristine - posted on 12/06/2011

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Sophie had her crib transformed into her toddler bed when she was abt 20 months old because she climbed out of her crib one morning and knocked on her door :) you'll know when it's time. I do admit I kept her in a crib for as long as possible cuz she is a roller and I wanted to avoid her rolling out of bed. A tip: get a safety rail for the bed that slides under their mattress. It's a life saver

Kristine - posted on 12/06/2011

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Sophie had her crib transformed into her toddler bed when she was abt 20 months old because she climbed out of her crib one morning and knocked on her door :) you'll know when it's time. I do admit I kept her in a crib for as long as possible cuz she is a roller and I wanted to avoid her rolling out of bed. A tip: get a safety rail for the bed that slides under their mattress. It's a life saver

Katie - posted on 12/05/2011

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My son went into a toddler bed as soon as he started standing up in his crib, which was about 10.5 months.

Shelby - posted on 11/30/2011

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My daughter went into the toddler bed at 16 months. She started climbing out of her crib at 13 months old but we had to wait to move into our house before we switched her beds. She was still in a room with us so it was easy to keep an eye on her to make sure she wasn't going to get hurt climbing out of her crib.

Danielle - posted on 11/29/2011

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My daughter was 18 months when she went into a toddler bed. My son was about 2 and 1/2 when he did. I think it depends on how ready your child is my daughter was ready because she always saw her brother getting into his.

Sunshine - posted on 11/28/2011

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My son Just turned 2 the 13th & he has been in a big boy bed since he was 14 Months. No problems sleeps from 8pm-830am

Toshia - posted on 11/27/2011

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moved my son into a toddler bed when he was almost 2, was trying to before that but he wasn't ready & I had #2 on the way. My daughter has been in a toddler bed for almost a year now, she'll be 2 in Dec but she wanted to be like her brother

Shara - posted on 11/27/2011

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My son went in a big bed at 18 months, he slept in a big bed at his grandparents house and never fell out of it so we put him in a big bed after that he is now 22 months and loves it

Robyn - posted on 11/24/2011

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Trying now with my 21 month old daughter. Crib is down. Now to just be consistent and patient! lol

Michelle - posted on 11/20/2011

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My son turned two oct 14th, by then he was already in his toddler bed, i did the stay close and slowly move to the door technique- it worked- then a month later he was in a twin bed with bed rail and loves it! Twins give the more room to grow

User - posted on 11/15/2011

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mine will be two in December she has already figured out how to climb out of her bed so we are moving her into a big bed. by what ive been told when they can climb out of it or when they are starting to get too big for their bed you can move them into a big kid bed. my daughter is excited. so who knows you could give it a shot.

User - posted on 11/15/2011

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mine will be two in December she has already figured out how to climb out of her bed so we are moving her into a big bed. by what ive been told when they can climb out of it or when they are starting to get too big for their bed you can move them into a big kid bed. my daughter is excited. so who knows you could give it a shot.

Katy - posted on 11/14/2011

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My oldest was 16months, and my youngest was 13 mos. Both did absolutely fine with th transition.

Emma - posted on 11/11/2011

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My little girl is about 22mths and she has just started sleeping in a toddler bed. She still rolls around a bit, but she is going well so far!

Ashley - posted on 11/08/2011

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We moved our daughter into a twin bed at 21 months, partially because she was with my parents for a week, and they had her sleeping in the queen bed at there house, when we came home she refused to sleep in the crib so we put her in the twin bed. Worked real well.She was born oct 15. Not sure she was ready to make the switch but it did make bedtimes a whole lot easier. A friends son will be 3 in Jan and is still in a crib, although its time he moves to a bed due to his size. Good Luck!

Michelle - posted on 11/07/2011

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I put my eldest daughter in a big bed just before she was 2 because she climbed over the top of the cot and fell out. My second daughter was about 2 as well.

Geraldine - posted on 11/05/2011

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by go to toddler bed at 2 because thats when they learnt to climb outa the crib

Chasie - posted on 11/04/2011

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I put my oldest in a bed at 18 months and my youngest at 14 months. But I agree with the other moms about waiting as long as possible my oldest was climbing out of her crib and was getting in her sisters crib when we had it up. They are only a year apart btw lol!

Jessica - posted on 11/02/2011

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My son was almost 18 months when we moved him into his toddler bed. He had climed out and i was like no more crib!

Rebecca - posted on 10/28/2011

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my son went into a big bed at 1 year old and the same for my daughter just really because i was finished breast feeding and to have a bit of private time with my partner :D x

Melissa - posted on 10/28/2011

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Both my older kids went into a toddler bed at about 2 1/2 - 3 years, depending on if they were climbing out of their beds by that time or not. My youngest just turned two, going to switch her bed in prob about 6 months unless I have to do it earlier.

Becky - posted on 10/28/2011

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My daughter was born 13th Nov 2009. She went into a toddler bed at around 18 months when I had 7weeks left of my 2nd pregnancy.

The toddler bed got assembled & her cot went straight into the nursery. She watched her dad put the toddler bed together & couldn't wait to climb onto it.

The 1st day she took 2.5hrs to go to sleep & fell asleep on the floor. The 2nd day she took about 1hr to go to sleep in her bed. The 3rd day she went to sleep within 20mins & even stayed on her bed when she woke up until we went in to get her. She has been fine ever since.

We did put a lock on the door when she learned to use the door handle to let herself out - it has only been used twice & we still use a baby monitor in her room.

Ashley - posted on 10/27/2011

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I put mine in a big girl bed pretty much at one years maybe a little before that. But she was one of those kids that pretty much told us that she was ready for a big girl bed.

Katie - posted on 10/26/2011

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My son got put into a toddler bed when he was 17 months old, he kept climbing out of his crib and we were scared he was going to hurt himself. So, in the middle of the night, we changed his bed over and saftey locked all his draws and took the changing table down. He was super grumpy about it!! It was about 2 weeks of constant fighting and screaming until he realized having a big boy bed was cool!

Leslie - posted on 10/25/2011

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My daughter was 14 months when she went into the big bed..my son is 18 months and still in the crib. I honestly don't rememebr why we put my daughter in at 14 months but she adapted the first night and it's been her twin bed ever since. We put up sides for her so she couldn't fall. We are going to have to put my son in a big bed soon, because he is trying to figure out how to climb out of his crib.

Brianna - posted on 10/25/2011

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my daughter is 23 months and last night i put her in the big girl bed for the first time (a mattress on the floor in a new room) i layed in bed with her last night and read a book then said goodnight and left the room.. she started to cry but she only cryed for 1 min and fell asleep :) she never tried to get out of her bed or anything! there are no toys inthe new room because i didnt want to temped her to getr out of bed (ill put toys in her room after shes used to the bed) i also have a babygate in the doorway just so i can be sure that she cant walk around the house at night. she didnt even get out of her bed this morning when she woke up she just stayed there a cried for me until i came. so proud of my big girl :)

Amy - posted on 10/24/2011

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My Daughter went into one at 20 months. I set the bed up in her room about a month and a half before because I did nto have a place to store it. One night, we went upstairs to go to bed and she asked to sleep in it. She never used the crib again.

Christina - posted on 10/23/2011

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We put our daughter in a toddler bed at 15 months! I advise it! She was old enough to get down but old enough to have so much independance that she wanted to constantly get down. She's 20 months now and she has only gotten out of her bed 2x since we switched her over. She will yell for us when she has to go use the potty but doesn't get down. I think each kiddo is different!

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