Toddler Bed

Denise - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I have always done things a little quicker with my daughter, she had finished using her bottle at 5 months and off formula completely by 11 months and now I am just wondering when is is a good time to let her try a toddler bed? Her bed is fully convertible and she is very good about once she lays down she goes to sleep...But I am just wondering if I am pushing her too quickly on this?? She is almost 17 months. (She is my first)

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i moved my son to a toddler bed at 19 months an he does great he doesnt get out of his till after nap time or when he wakes up in the morning, an i gate him in his room while he sleeps so he cant go wondering, now you may have an issue with the convertible crib my had son the 4-1 crib by stork craft an has a sealy mattress an we put it to the toddler bed an found out that his mattress didnt fit with the little side rail they give you for the bed so then that night we had to go an buy him a toddler bed, but you not pushing it to quickly at all you would rather do it now before she learns how to get of the crib an possible hurt herself good luck

Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2010

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I have just always went by the thought that if the child can climb out if the crib on his/her own, then it is time to switch over. That was about 20mo for both of my sons. My daughter I actually switched her over at 16mo, because we were moving and I figured that it was much easier to get her used to a new bed and house all at the same time. She did great. I never even used a toddler bed. I just used the little rails that you can buy in most baby departments. If you think she is ready, then I would say do it. Just make sure that places she shouldn't go are gated or doors shut, so she doesn't get into them in the middle of the night while you are asleep. My daughter actually got up one time and thought the litter box was a sand box. Thankgoodness I had the baby monitor on and could hear her laughing (I had to give her a bath at 2am).

Medic - posted on 01/28/2010

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I moved my son about 15 months and he did wonderfully. I also moved my son rather quickly from the bottle to the cup and so on but it was more at his pace. I feel that by the time they can walk well and follow simple instructions they should be in a toddler bed.

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Denise - posted on 01/28/2010

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THANKS GUYS, I have just finished converting Kylie's bed into a toddler bed! We will see what happens.

Angela - posted on 01/28/2010

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I had mine in toddler beds by 16 and 18 mos. I made sure the room was safe, outlet covers, nothing to fall on heads, stuff like that, kept the monitor and used a baby gate by the door. So the door was open but they couldnt go past the room in case of wake ups. You'll know when she is ready and if you have any concerns call the ped.

Carla - posted on 01/28/2010

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my daughter did great with it, i moved her about the same time...yes it does make naps harder...even bedtime cuz you have to keep saying get in bed and stay there but it only last a couple months...GOOD LUCK!

p.s. another thing about the bed is they come wake you up in ur bed...haha its soo sweet thou:)

Denise - posted on 01/28/2010

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Thanks, She isn't climbing out or anything but I don't want her to try and then break her neck! And I will close her door so the only thing she would be able to get into would be her toys.. Maybe that will be something I get to tackle this weekend!! I wonder if it will make naptime harder???

Shannon - posted on 01/28/2010

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My concerns would be rolling out of the bed while sleeping or getting out of bed instead of sleeping. Neither are a big deal, especially if you have a toddler bed. Both will mean you have to be disciplined enough to train her. I don't think you're pushing her at all. Worse case scenario . . . you'll have to set up the crib again. Go with your instincts.

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