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toddler bed It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
7th Feb '13

Best way to transition my toddler to a toddler bed? Hes only 15 months, I'm in no rush but his crib will go to the new baby due in March. If he doesn't transition easy I will get a bassinet to give him some more time. Thanks for the advice

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
7th Feb '13

personally i would just buy another crib he may feel like your taking his things to give to the new baby id also be terrified of him getting out of his bed without you know and him getting into something that could hurt him

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jillian Lindsey:</b>" personally i would just buy another crib he may feel like your taking his things to give to the new baby ... [snip!] ... new baby id also be terrified of him getting out of his bed without you know and him getting into something that could hurt him"</blockquote>




I'm also concerned cause he tries to climb out. plus he loves the new car bed lol but yes I would get worried he would get up but I'm planning on getting a door gate and he shares with his big brother the room and they get up at the same time.

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LeTs*StArT*a*RiOt!:</b>" We just went cold turkey, took apart the crib and put up the bed, and let her use it. Had to tell her to get back in bed a few times, but she's done great since then! It's been 3 months almost!"</blockquote>




I may have to put the crib in my room, we got him a car bed and he was excited

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
7th Feb '13

We have a convertable for DS, and we turned it into the day bed for now, and put a rail up so he cant roll out of bed. We only had problems the first night, and since then he is awesome. Now he tells me when he is ready to get in bed, and will go climb in all by himself. It's only been 1 month, but he does amazing with it. We are also due with our second in March, and we just bought this baby her own crib, because I didnt want DS to think we were taking away his stuff to give to the new baby, kwim? We also switched bedrooms so the NB's room will be closest to us, and we switched months ago so he would be well used to it before this baby gets here.

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:</b>" We have a convertable for DS, and we turned it into the day bed for now, and put a rail up so he cant ... [snip!] ... so the NB's room will be closest to us, and we switched months ago so he would be well used to it before this baby gets here."</blockquote>




I was thinking since I put his blankets on the bed he would know it's his new bed and I was going to buy obviously pink bedding to put in the crib before she gets here

Brandi Eastman 2 kids; Youngsville, Pennsylvania 1452 posts
7th Feb '13

I just put LO in a toddler bed. stressed that he was a big boy now and it was time to sleep in a big boy bed.....recently we went from a toddler bed to a twin sized bed. That was a lil tougher. We had them both set up in his room, and he slept in his t-bed for a couple more nights then decided he was ready for the bigger one.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting It's so Fluffayy!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jillian Lindsey:</b>" personally i would just buy another crib ... [snip!] ... get up but I'm planning on getting a door gate and he shares with his big brother the room and they get up at the same time."


Do you have baby monitors? That pretty much puts a stop to them getting into anything with out you knowing. We tried the baby gate thing, and it made it much worse. Now we just shut his door so there isnt anything to distract him. We can still hear him through the montitors, so I know if he gets out or wakes up for any reason, and I can get to him before he can get into anything.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting It's so Fluffayy!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jillian Lindsey:</b>" personally i would just buy another crib ... [snip!] ... get up but I'm planning on getting a door gate and he shares with his big brother the room and they get up at the same time."

is his bed at the lowest point? to me i wouldnt do it if you thinks its best to move him then move him

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:</b>" Do you have baby monitors? That pretty much puts a stop to them getting into anything with out you knowing. ... [snip!] ... the montitors, so I know if he gets out or wakes up for any reason, and I can get to him before he can get into anything."</blockquote>




No the room is right next to ours, I leave our save their door open. I am a light sleeper and their door is really loud. Plus my oldest turns off Baby monitors

love my boys Xs three :) Due July 29 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; keystone heights, FL, United States 582 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting LeTs*StArT*a*RiOt!:" We just went cold turkey, took apart the crib and put up the bed, and let her use it. Had to tell her to get back in bed a few times, but she's done great since then! It's been 3 months almost!"


i did the same thing with my son.. & i baby gated the door way so he couldn't get out... he ended up loving his toddler bed and had no issues

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting LeTs*StArT*a*RiOt!:" As long as she has a baby gate to his room that she could close before her and her SO go to bed, that ... [snip!] ... hers, she was 15 months too, and she actually comes and asks us for breakfast in the morning, or a cup of milk at night. "

if hes climbing the cribs hes probably climbing the gate too DS tried to climb out of his crib around 15months he fell he will be two this month and hasnt tried again

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting LeTs*StArT*a*RiOt!:" Not all kids are the same. DD climbed her crib and pack and play at 12 months. She scaled it like a ... [snip!] ... is 15 months. As long as he's blocked to go to JUST his room and his toys, there's nothing wrong with using the toddler bed. "


This is true, and there are gates you can get that they cant climb. I have this one, and DS cant climb it.



http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dream-On-Me-Deluxe-Auto-Close-and-Lock-Security-Gate-in-Ivory-Gray/20961260




He has been trying since we got it months ago lol. I also love that is opens, so you dont ever have to take it down, or climb over.