How early did you move your toddler to a big bed?

Katherine - posted on 07/02/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




I am due in October, and my daughter will be (at most) 18 months older than the baby. We plan to use a bassinet for awhile, so that *might* get us until she's almost 2 -- but we are wondering if we will want to purchase a second crib anyways.

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Ebby - posted on 07/02/2010




LOL Rachelle. :D Too cute, did the same thing with my girl right around the 14 month mark as well, didn't have an option with her lil brother being born and needed the crib, she was climbing out as well, a few floor findings later but she loves that Dora bed.. funny how Dora can entice a toddler to want to lay down... hail Dora!

Rachelle - posted on 07/02/2010




The Big One was converted to the toddler bed at 14 months. He started climbing out of the crib, and we figured we'd be safe than sorry. He's fallen off a couple times, and most of the time we find him on the floor with all his blankets.

I was sad when he moved out of the crib though, it was a safe haven for him, a place to lock him up! :)

Amber - posted on 07/02/2010




I moved my son out at about 2 and half when he started climbing out on his own. We bought a 2nd crib for our daughter (they were 24 months apart)

Zoe - posted on 07/02/2010




we transformed our daughters cot in to " a big girls bed" a month ago and shes only fallen out once! she didnt like it for the first 2-3 nights but she climbs in fine now she was 23 months when we changed it because we are getting bunk beds for her and her older sister so they have more room to play in their bedroom coz its very cramped in their room right now

Ralu - posted on 07/02/2010




my son is 25 months and we converted at 24- he was very pleased with his " Big Boy " bed- we used an "Ikea" railling to provide some kind of support in case he is getting close to the problems as of now....

Betina - posted on 07/02/2010




I converted the crib to a toddler bed at about 17 months. In a two our period my daughter fell out of bed 3 times, so I quickly converted it back to the crib, and now I'm afraid to try it again. I'm sure it'll be fine if I can just find some sort of railing to keep her from falling out.... Good luck!

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