Toddler bed to BIG kid bed user banned
8th Apr '13

It's come to a point for us to get Heathen a new bed. She's got 3 inches left in her toddler bed, and it's becoming smaller very quickly.
1) It's INSANELY hard to find the 'right' bed
2) If you did a toddler bed, when did you switch them to a big bed?

I was really hoping to get a captains bed with a bookcase headboard, but all the ones I'm finding are ugly as sin.

1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
8th Apr '13

cam went from a crib to toddler bed right after his 2nd birthday, and then a year later i got him a big boy twin bed

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60854 posts
8th Apr '13

Around 2 years old, both of my kids went to big beds.

LittleBear's mama 3 kids; Ontario 480 posts
8th Apr '13

My oldest two went from crib to bed at about 13 months. My dad actually built them the beds, toddler height but they fit a twin mattress. As they got older he added legs. If you know someone who works with wood, they aren't that expensive to make, same concept as a captains bed, but no drawers. Actually might be cheaper than a captains

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
8th Apr '13

I went right from the crib to a twin sized bed

my kids have the exact same bed, it's a captains bed with under storage.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
8th Apr '13

I found a gorgeous Ashley bed on a local yardsale site for $75. Head & foot board with rails.
It will match her room perfectly.

Ace of Bace 1 child; New Bern, North Carolina 1653 posts
10th Apr '13

I will switch my son when he is potty trained. As long as he has a changing table in his room there isn't enought room to COMFORTABLY have a bigger bed. An when he can potty like a big boy he can sleep like a big boy. I guess if he gets too tall before he is trained he will have to curl up! Haha. But he has a ways to go before then.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
11th Apr '13

We just did it about 2 months ago..he is 3. I got him a twin with a bookcase headboard and storage underneath.