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How should I do this? Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
6th May '13

Okay so I want to slowly but surely transition DS [10 months] to his own bed. Right now he'll sleep only next to me or in his bouncy seat, which is so worn out and saggy since he's too big for it now, plus it's probably bad for his back.



SO my options are:
-twin bunk bed with his brother on top, I'll co-sleep over there with him until he gets used to it and put some pillows next to it in case he falls out.
-twin or crib mattress on the floor with me doing the same process as above.
-crib that is his MORTAL ENEMY, plus I'm giving it to my stepsister in the fall for her baby.
-toddler bed that his older brother is sleeping in now - brother HAS to be in a twin bed soon because he's 4 years old and tall.



ETA: Space is EXTREMELY limited so the less beds/space they take up, the better.



What do you think?

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46778 posts
6th May '13

My boys share a room. DS1 is 5 years old and DS2 just turned 1 year old.
I have DS2 in a pack n'play with a mattress in it.
They have a bunkbed. DS1 currently sleeps on the top bunk and has since he was 4 years old, but DS2 knows how to climb the ladder so I can't have him somewhere that he isn't "contained." I plan to put a toddler bed instead of the twin and put one of those play-yards around the toddler bed so if he gets out of bed, he can't escape/climb the ladder.




Would you be worried your youngest would get out of bed and get into toys your older son has that might be a choking hazard, or attempt the ladder? I never would have thought LO could climb the ladder, but he can!

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
6th May '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" My boys share a room. DS1 is 5 years old and DS2 just turned 1 year old. I have DS2 in a pack n'play ... [snip!] ... has that might be a choking hazard, or attempt the ladder? I never would have thought LO could climb the ladder, but he can!"


I never thought about the ladder but now that you said that, DS2 would probably learn how to climb it immediately. He's not afraid of anything and he loves climbing.



None of their toys are direct choking hazards and it would be pretty convenient if they both could get up in the morning and just start playing with toys or each other so I don't have to get out of bed right away lol.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46778 posts
6th May '13
Quoting Supafly★:" I never thought about the ladder but now that you said that, DS2 would probably learn how to climb ... [snip!] ... could get up in the morning and just start playing with toys or each other so I don't have to get out of bed right away lol. "


Yeah I would suggest using the play yard and sticking a toddler bed/pack n play in it. They sell mattresses for the pack n plays so it's good for their back. I haven't had an issue. I cant let DS2 play unattended in their took bc DS1 has legos/small figurines.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
6th May '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Yeah I would suggest using the play yard and sticking a toddler bed/pack n play in it. They sell mattresses ... [snip!] ... good for their back. I haven't had an issue. I cant let DS2 play unattended in their took bc DS1 has legos/small figurines."


Shoot, I didn't want to buy one of those. I'm probably just going to wind up nursing and co-sleeping until he's 2. :x