What age is about right to your child in a big bed?

Kim - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Our little boy is fourteen months old and has got out of his cot twice. The cot is as low as we can get it. We think the next step would be to turn it into a bed. He just seems so young for a bed.

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Nicole - posted on 03/25/2010

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well my daughter would not for the life of her sleep in a crib i put her in a big girl bed when she was 14 months and now she sleeps right threw the real age they recommend is 2 though but i say the parent nows its child just make sure there is nothing around that they can get

Amanda - posted on 03/25/2010

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i posted the same thing a while back my son is 15months now and i just moved him in a toddler bed tonight and he has done very well stayed in it... i thought i was going to have problems as it took me 8 months just to get him to sleep on his own in the cot...
all i can say it try him out with it... we let our son watch us put it together and put it in his room let him lay down on it then done bath time then bed he cried for a couple minutes then nothing... but i don't have toys in his room or anything soon to be getting a gate for his door...

Dee - posted on 03/06/2010

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my little boy was about 14 mths wen we put him in2 his own bed and we used 2 safety guards running along the side of the bed so he cudnt fall out. he sleeps all nit and thers been no probs yet

Jennifer - posted on 03/05/2010

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we took the spring out of our sons crib and put his mattress right on the floor and that way he was still in a crib also we gave him pillow so that he felt like he was in a big boy bed we are so not ready to move him to a toddler bed yet!!

Pammie - posted on 03/02/2010

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we moved our son to a toddler bed when he was 13 months old for the same reason and he did great! we bought the side rail and used it on his toddler bed. although he could get in and out by himself the bed rail made it seem similar to his crib so he felt comfortable. he is just now 17 months and sleeping in a big boy bed just fine. good luck!

Serena - posted on 03/02/2010

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Usually this is the sign that most parents (me included) look for when deciding on moving to the big kid bed. I don't think we moved him this early but thats only because he hadn't figured out how to climb out yet. But we would have if he did. You can try and let him pick out some sheets for his big kid bed or just make a huge deal about how exciting it is to be using a big boy bed. Thats what we did. Just remember though it will take a little while to transition cause now they can leave their bed when they want. Good luck

TRACY - posted on 03/01/2010

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IF YOU WANT TO KEEP HIM IN HIS CRIB FOR A LITTLE WHILE LONGER THERE IS A CRIB TENT THAT YOU CAN BUY. I BELIEVE TARGET CARRIES IT OR ONE STEP AHEAD.COM. THERE IS NO WAY HE CAN CLIMB OUT OF HIS CRIB WITH IT IN PLACE.

Brandi - posted on 03/01/2010

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we put our daughter in a toddler bed when she was around 15 mos old, so if he isn't staying in his (is cot a crib?) then you can def. put him in a big boy bed. :-)

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