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Moving to a toddler bed? Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3568 posts
Mar 3rd '13

At what age did your child move to a toddler bed? My Lo is only 14 months but I'm considering trying to transition her. Her crib is set to the lowest setting and she has figured out how to rock the mattress. While it doesn't rock much, when she pushes it to full swing, she would have enough room to get her leg stuck in the side. I thought about stuffing towels on the sides to prevent movement but she would just pull them back out. While she hasn't tried to climb out yet, she just reached the height where it'll be easier for her to try. Maybe I'm being over paranoid....

Do you think it's too soon? When did your child transition?

Brity Brit 2 kids; Bedford, Pennsylvania 4891 posts
Mar 3rd '13

It depends on if your child is ready my oldest went in hers with no problems at 15 months but my youngest didn't go in hers until 20 months

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
Mar 3rd '13

We waited untill 18 months and after the first night, he did great. I personally think that 14 months is a bit early, but I have heard of people successfully doing it at that age. Just do what you think is best. If LO isnt ready than you can always switch back.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
Mar 3rd '13

we skipped it, logan climbed out of his crib right before 18 months old, we got him a twin bed at that point. no sense wasting the money but thats my opinion.

but yeah, as soon as he started climbing or trying to climb out.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3568 posts
Mar 3rd '13

Thanks for the opinions! I'm thinking about trying with the crib mattress on the floor where her crib was and seeing how it goes. Like some of you said, if it doesn't work, then we can always put her back. We're also TTC for number 2 so hopefully if this does work out it'll make it all the easier later. Thanks again ladies!

*Mama G* 2 kids; Massachusetts 2252 posts
Mar 3rd '13

We did it with our daughter at about 26 or 27 months. She's about 30 months now and wakes up super early and usually opens her door and lets herself downstairs. A lot of times we don't even hear her do it through the monitor. =/ lol