Is it wrong to....?

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My son's crib has been deemed unsafe by my Hubby and myself. Rather then buying a new crib for only a few months we thought about giving him my 4 year olds bed. And then putting up the bunk beds for the 4 year old only! The baby is 14 months. Is he to young for a toddler bed? I hope this doesn't make me seem horrid.... I have worries about the baby getting out of the toddler bed and walking around the house or gettign into stuff he is not supposed to in the middle of the night or before i wake up... So is it wrong to leave their door open and just block it off with a baby gate???
Thanks!!

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Amy - posted on 01/06/2011

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With our daughter we had another baby on the way and had to do SOMETHING. So she was about 18 months and we just put a bed against the wall and bought a side catch. She did stay in bed fairly well. For a while we shut the door and had a monitor in there. Pretty soon time flew by - she fell out of bed twice before she was two. No big injuries. :) She did just fine. Just keep with same routine for bed and maybe do something like fun sheets and make sure if he has a favorite animal that it is there for him. I don't think he's too young. I don't know about toddler beds though. I always skipped those and went to a real bed. We just didn't have money to be buying extra beds, but you've already got it, may as well use it. We could hear our kids walk down the hallway and I'm a LIGHT sleeper, so I never gated. We shut door with monitor until she was two and then just left it open. It will probably make a difference if your little guy us used to the door open when in his crib, though.

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LaCi - posted on 01/06/2011

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Mine has been in a regular old twin bed since about 1 year, when he refused to stay in his crib any longer.

Christy - posted on 01/06/2011

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I have a 2 1/2 yr old and a 3 1/2 yr old. I just recently put my 3 1/2 yr old in a regular bed. He does still get up and gets into everything, but at least he doesn't go downstairs. I plan to leave my 2 1/2 yr old in her crib as long as I can, if they both were able to get up at night they would work together as a team tearing up the house. If I were you I would worry about your son getting out at night and getting into things. I hate the idea of closing the door and using a monitor. I would sleep through whatever was taking place over the monitor. Maybe you can leave the door open at night, use rails on the bed, but use a removable baby gate in the doorway?

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