Posted in Sleep, Toddlers

Moving toddler to toddler bed..

PK

We haven’t done it yet but it is in the near future. My son has started moving his toys from the living room to his bedroom. I’m not sure why... should I put a halt to that and move his toys back in the living room to prevent issues when we transition him into his toddler bed? He’s always had toys in his room, but mainly quiet toys and books. He recently moved his big bag of blocks and variety of cars (quiet ones and ones that light up and make noise) and his car tracks into his room. I tried to move the cars and car tracks back but he just moved it back again 😂. I like the extra space in the living room but I would rather have him transition as smoothly as possible. Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous
    Apr 18

    I think he’ll play with any toy, weather a quiet room toy or his bag of toys. Will likely play for about a week before starting to give it up, I wouldn’t be too worried about it

  • Anne
    Apr 18

    I had a similar situation with my 2 1/2 year old when we transitioned him to his big boy bed. He likes taking toys to bed because he would go to sleep right away. I let him choose 3 quiet toys to bring to his room each night and bring back down in the morning. This let him burn off any last bit of energy before bed, and kept him entertained in the morning while I got the morning started with the baby (and got myself dressed). The novelty of toys at bedtime wore off after a month or so. Maybe let him pick a couple of special quiet toys to bring with him as you start the switch.

  • Nelly
    Apr 18

    Wow, my almost 2 year old just started asking for a book or nightlight toy to be brought into her crib with her. This just started the last week or so.

  • Nelly
    Apr 18

    I just assumed it was a comfort thing. She asked us to read her the book while she was in bed. Maybe it helped her fall asleep?

  • PK
    Apr 19

    I’m ok with having something in bed for comfort reasons.. he already has stuffed animals and security blankets in his crib with him for that. I was just worried that once we take off the crib wall that confines him and replace it with the toddler rail, he will get up and just play all night and scream at us through the door to come play with him. I figured the less toys in his room, the more likely he will play for a little and then just go to bed. But he’s been slowly moving his toys to his room (out of reach when he is in his crib) emptying out the living room. Just worried that he’s setting himself up for an all night play session once we transition him 😂. But if it’s a thing he will do and grow out of then it is what it is 🤷🏻‍♀️