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"Big girl" bed marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8177 posts
Apr 19th '17

When did you switch from a crib to a bed?  Why did you do it at the time you did?  Annd what size bed did they go to?

TIA!
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tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 47396 posts
Apr 19th '17

DS1 was 18-19 months, because we were preparing for his brother and I didn't want to buy a new crib. 46 He moved to a toddler bed.

DS2 was 16-18 months, because he kept climbing out and I was over it. 38 He moved to a twin bed.

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8177 posts
Apr 19th '17

Quoting tinana+2 (20w):
DS1 was 18-19 months, because we were preparing for his brother and I didn't want to buy a new crib. 46 He moved to a toddler bed.

DS2 was 16-18 months, because he kept climbing out and I was over it. 38 He moved to a twin bed.


DD is 19 months and I have the same reasoning 38 I don't want to buy another crib!  Hahaha.   Was it a relatively simple switch?  Did it take a long time for him to get used to going to bed in it?

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 47396 posts
Apr 19th '17

Quoting marmarissa:

DD is 19 months and I have the same reasoning 38 I don't want to buy another crib!  Hahaha.   Was it a relatively simple switch?  Did it take a long time for him to get used to going to bed in it?


No, it actually went rather smoothly for us, thank goodness! We kept telling him that beds were for big boys which probably helped. They love being "big kids"... Mid Happy

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
Apr 19th '17

DD was 22m she went right to a full bed. 

Kansas Bonanno Due November 15; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 2568 posts
Apr 19th '17

We just bought a toddler bed for DS he's 18 months ( baby # 4 is due in Nov. ) We will be transferring him within the next few months. But he still gets up in the nights so IDK

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
Apr 19th '17

he was super into Jake and the Neverland Pirates for the longest time. So he got this from my mom for Christmas when he was ~18m.
b5a3bb7b1325b77dab151904a747de27.jpgWe didn't put it together til he was closer to 2. Our issue was he co-slept way too long, and was a nightmare to even get him to sleep alone. But we needed the crib for DS2, so figured we'd start the transition early.

I almost wish we skipped right to the twin size. I've heard of a lot of people putting it just right on the floor. I'd assume it would be nicer/more room if she wanted you to lay with her.  Also, We needed the crib mattress for the toddler bed. So there went like another $100 for a mattress for DS2.

Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8261 posts
Apr 19th '17

Dd1 was almost 3. Dd2 is almost 2.5 and she is still in a crib. She will probably be transitioning soon though since she can climb in and out of it. 

Sebastian Blake <3 2 kids; United Kingdom 4500 posts
Apr 19th '17

16/17 months, because we'd tried everything else to get him to sleep in the damn cot so we figured it couldn't hurt to try a bed instead. His cot converted to a toddler bed. It worked pretty well for us :)


SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 72838 posts
Apr 19th '17

I think A was about 2. The twins needed the crib, she was too big for it anyways. We went to a toddler bed that was given to us but got her a twin shortly after. She LOVED it. We made it a special thing and let her help pick out new bedding... 

LittlebuttsMamax3! 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 17331 posts
Apr 19th '17

DD1 was about 2.
DD2 was about 20 months. She hated the crib anyways. She's 2 now and just recently ok with her bed haha. She sleeps in it half the night and then moves to our bed.  

♥Jessie♥ Due November 1; 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14262 posts
Apr 19th '17

DD1- toddler bed at 13 mos and twin at 3.

DD2- toddler bed at 18 mos and twin at 3.

DS1- toddler at 2

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10687 posts
Apr 19th '17

Both were before 2. We just used a basic toddler bed. 

deadpool 4 kids; 2 angel babies; United States 178 posts
Apr 19th '17

About 6 months because my ex kept the crib in the separation. 

DaniellaEllaElla Due August 5 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Greenville, NC, United States 15131 posts
Apr 19th '17

At 13 months with both boys. That's when the breast feeding and co sleeping stopped. They each went into toddler beds. We never had cribs for either.