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Big boy bed

Anonymous

When did you transition to a toddler bed? I originally planned on keeping him in his crib until he tried climbing out.... even if that meant 3 years old 😂 but I’m not too sure anymore

  • Karen
    Jul 04

    He turned 2 June 10th and we just switched to a toddler bed. We never got a crib because I knew he wouldn’t use it much since we cosleep.

  • Kiva
    Jul 04

    Following this thread! I have an almost 3 year old thats still in a crib. He's never tried to climb out so we're still waiting to put the toddler rail on the front. He's a tiny tornado, so the idea of him being "loose" in his room is unnerving, though his room is thoroughly kid-proofed. Has everyone else done it by now?

  • Anonymous
    Jul 04

    Kiva same!!!! Mine will do laps in his crib before passing out and I am just not ready to take those laps into an open room🤣

  • PK
    Jul 04

    We just transitioned my son who is 2.5 yrs. We didn’t have a choice... his mattress was on the floor in the crib and he was able to climb out. I didn’t think he would be able to climb out until closer to 3 but we have a monkey on our hands 😂 And surprisingly so far it’s been smooth. We childproofed his entire room, put safety doorknob covers on the inside of his room so he can’t come out and roam the house unsupervised. He falls out but will climb back in and go back to sleep for the most part. Just last night he fell and cried... but after 1 min of soothing he asked to go back to bed. Occasionally we catch him trying to figure out the doorknob or playing with toys in his room, but we just go in and remind him that it’s time to sleep and he will go back to bed.

  • Brushme
    Jul 04

    We just transitioned our 2 year old to a toddler bed to free up the crib for our upcoming baby. It went smoother than expected. Start talking about big bed and get them excited. Baby proof the room and leave some quiet toys or books for him. We put door knob covers and got a better baby monitor so we can talk to her through it and keep an eye on her. Good luck!!!

  • Megan
    Jul 05

    We had to transition our daughter at 20 mo as she started to climb out. And once she figured out she could, she didn’t stop. We didn’t worry too much about baby proofing her room as there wasn’t much in there. But for her closet we used the shorter shower curtain rods and put them up at the top so she couldn’t open the doors and get into her clothes and so on. But we also got her the color alarm clock and taught her that Red means stay in Bed, and green means you can get out. It worked like a charm! We still use it and will get another for our son when he is ready for a toddler bed. It’s nice that she’s in the toddler bed though cause she can get herself up and put herself to bed

  • Amanda
    Jul 05

    My son just turned two and we transitioned him not too long ago. It was hell for the first two nights but then I put a gate in his doorway and now he's great! Once in a while I'll find him sleeping on the floor but I can pick him up and put him back without him waking up.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 05

    My daughter has been on a full size mattress on the floor since she was 16 months old. Everything is babyproofed and all furniture is anchored to the wall.