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"Big girl" bed marmarissa Due November 28; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 6583 posts
status Apr 19th

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?

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tinana+2 (25w) Due September 6; 2 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 44831 posts
status Apr 19th

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 Due November 28; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 6583 posts
status Apr 19th

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+2 (25w) Due September 6; 2 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 44831 posts
status Apr 19th

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 4525 posts
Apr 19th

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

Kansas Bonanno Due November 15; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 2530 posts
status Apr 19th

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 8661 posts
status Apr 19th

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 8191 posts
Apr 19th

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 4487 posts
Apr 19th

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 Due June 1 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 70410 posts
status Apr 19th

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... 

LittlebuttsMamax2.5 [27w] Due August 21 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 17269 posts
Apr 19th

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♥ 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 12732 posts
Apr 19th

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

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

DS1- toddler at 2

Mαяcєℓιηє 2 kids; 1 angel baby; I don't want to rule the Nightosphere, WV, United States 10205 posts
Apr 19th

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

deadpool United States 170 posts
Apr 19th

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 15042 posts
Apr 19th

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.