Posted in Milestones & Development, Sleep, Toddlers

When to switch to toddler bed

Our baby is 16 months and has a convertible crib. Just wondering when to transition her to the “toddler” stage. She sleeps through the night with only cry-outs when she can’t find her pacifier (separate problem) and sleeps with a blanket but no pillow. Our second is due Feb 1st and I was just wondering if it would be better to try the transition now rather than after the new baby comes.

  • Kieli
    Sep 30

    I transitioned my daughter when she was 19 months. And I was 6 months pregnant, she has always had a problem sleeping through the night alone so she didn’t stay asleep until she got used to it. We also did it when we moved so we were in a new place as well

  • Laura
    Oct 01

    33 months old and still in a crib. Keep them in a crib as long as possible. She's never tried to climb out.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 01

    My son is about to turn 2 and I have no plans on transitioning him before my twins are due around Christmas. It’s just overall better he’s in a crib..... he’d wreck his room and my house if he was free 😂

  • Chris
    Oct 01

    My daughter is 18 months and same only wakes up to cry at night if she can’t find her pacifier. I am keeping her in her crib for as long as possible. She does not try to climb out and loves sleeping in her crib.

  • Jenn
    Oct 01

    My LO is 16 months and I have another one on the way, due in May. I am going to wait til after the baby is born and she has adjusted before switching her to the toddler bed. She has to switch rooms and with all the other changes, I want her to have some consistency. My LO is a great sleeper and doesn't try to climb out.

  • Lindsey
    Yesterday

    Ask yourself 'why?' why transition and why not... Make a pro/con list. For my 22m old, she's still in a crib because a) it's what we have b) it allows us to know she's safe and not swallowing that one small thing on the ground we didn't vacuum up and c) she's comfortable in it. So, why transition now?