Toddler bed

Missy - posted on 07/06/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Ok my lil boy is 15 months old and I'm thinking of getting him a toddler bed soon just not sure when the right time would be I was thinking maybe 18months is that too soon?

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Tana - posted on 07/08/2009

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We didn't move our soon into a toddler bed until he could climb out of his crib, which was probably around 18 months. His crib is a converter crib, so I just took down the front gate and put up the bar that goes there. Now we're expecting another child and I have to convert it back to a crib, so we moved him to the full sized bed in his room, and he's even happier in there because he loves to sleep sideways, backwards, almost upside down, etc. He transitioned really well to both beds. So I say, when your child is ready, he'll let you know and you can make the change for him. Good luck!!

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I'm converting my daughter's crib to the daybed (with a safety rail) when she turns 2 unless she starts trying to climb out of the crib, then it will be sooner.

Correy - posted on 07/08/2009

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My first daughter went into her "big girls bed" at 15 months... it went over rather well so I did the same with my second daughter... she is so proud! "big girl mommy"..LOL

Melissa - posted on 07/08/2009

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i put my daughter in a toddler bed at 18 months and really wish i hadnt, she wont stay in it at all, she constantly gets out and wants to sleep with me, but when i moved my son to a bed, he took to it straight away, id say it depends on the child, do it when u think he is ready x

Sarah - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son turned two in may, but he is very short for his age so hes not climbing out of his crib yet. he has a toddler bed in his room that we are trying to get him used to, that way once his crib isnt safe anymore then he is already used to his bed. 2 years old sounds too old for a crib but i cannot get him to stay in his bed, yet. And im okay with him still sleeping in his crib until its not safe for him anymore.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/07/2009

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It really just depends. We switched my son at 19 months. If a child is trying to climb out of a crib, then it's obviously safer to switch them ASAP. Otherwise, it's up to you. Most toddler beds don't recommend putting a child under 15 months in it.

Cinnamon - posted on 07/06/2009

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For my son I got him one on his 2nd birthday. I just put a gate up at the door cause he would get up and wonder around the house. I just ordered my daughter her one and she is 22 months. I think it all depends on how you feel. I had asked some other mothers and one told me once they were able to climb up and down on other furniture...that's when they are ready. I really thought that was too soon cause my son climbed on the couch at 10 months. Good Luck

Gabby - posted on 07/06/2009

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My daughter was in a toddler bed at 15 months and she loved it. The only thing that you have to think about is that if he gets up in the middle of the night what is he going to play with my roommate son will get up out of his bed and play with the night light that is plugged into the wall if that is something that you don't want to worry about then you should maybe wait some more but it is suggested that a child be in a toddler bed when they hit 33inches and or 15 months. And also about them falling out if they fall out it just scares them they are made for toddlers to learn from my daughter has never from the time that I put her in fell out. My roommates son was only cause he was playing on it and basically jumped out.

Virginia - posted on 07/06/2009

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We kept my son in his crib until he learned to climb out of it (which happened to be New Year's Eve at around 12:30am, when he was 17 months old). Your son will let you know when he's ready. Don't rush and get rid of the crib until you have to. It is your son's safe haven and you don't need to take that away until its no longer safe.

Carly - posted on 07/06/2009

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hey there

i put my son into a bed when he was 18 months old and he went really well when i swaped him over.....

i just put his cot matteress near the side of his bed for the first few months so if he did fall out he'd land on the mattress not the floor as i didnt use a rail...

hope this helps......

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