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Toddler bed suggestions? Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jun 16th '13

Here's the deal....I already have a bunk bed for my son but I don't want to move him in his own room for a couple years....so I want to put a smaller toddler bed for nap time in our room near our bed.



Can you lay down in a toddler bed with your baby? Is there enough room?



I am tiny myself 5'1 and skinny....



Do/have you laid with your baby to get them to sleep in the toddler bed?

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
Jun 16th '13

You're tiny, you'll fit in a toddler bed.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
Jun 16th '13

I want to say the weight limit on my kids toddler beds was like 100 lbs or something

sknymnie Hubert, nc, United States 15150 posts
Jun 16th '13

A toddler bed just uses a crib mattress, can you fit on a crib mattress with him?

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jun 16th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" You're tiny, you'll fit in a toddler bed.



Awesome :)....sorry first kid ...I haven't ever tried before heh

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jun 16th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jen K.:</b>" A toddler bed just uses a crib mattress, can you fit on a crib mattress with him?"</blockquote>




Hes never slept in a crib....but I do have a crib mattress somewhere I can try out :)

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
Jun 16th '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" You're tiny, you'll fit in a toddler bed. Awesome :)....sorry first kid ...I haven't ever tried before heh"


are you planning on teaching him to sleep without you? This is quite a habit you could be getting yourself into.

Angela Nichols 2 kids; California 464 posts
Jun 16th '13

well to be honest even if your tiny you might exceed the weight limit of a toddler bed. I think it's like a crib, under 100 lbs. so you could fit on the mattress but purt strain on the bed it's self thus making it unsafe.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jun 16th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" I want to say the weight limit on my kids toddler beds was like 100 lbs or something"</blockquote>




Hmm I think together we are 140

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jun 16th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" are you planning on teaching him to sleep without you? This is quite a habit you could be getting yourself into. "</blockquote>




No but I want to start.....Its been me either nursing him or rocking him to sleep for naps forever.



I figured get him used to the new mattress then transition.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
Jun 16th '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" are you planning on teaching him ... [snip!] ... me either nursing him or rocking him to sleep for naps forever. I figured get him used to the new mattress then transition."


id greab the bull by the ears and transition him to being fed then placed in his big boy bed.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jun 16th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" id greab the bull by the ears and transition him to being fed then placed in his big boy bed. "</blockquote>




Less confusion you think?

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
Jun 16th '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" id greab the bull by the ears and ... [snip!] ... by the ears and transition him to being fed then placed in his big boy bed. "</blockquote> Less confusion you think?"


babies are resilient. They are much tougher then we give them credit for. IMO self soothing an the ability for a child to be secure enough to fall asleep on their own is a huge benefit.
but Im not a believer in co-sleeping, if its best for you and him then by all means continue. But if you want him to sleep on his own, just do it, you dont need to wait for mercury and venus to line up changing the sky to a pale shade of plaid lol...just do it :)

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jun 16th '13

I am 5'2 and fat and I lay in my dds to read with her, she is 16 months old. and she is tiny. I have a floor bed though a small wood frame on the floor and her mattres on top with a rail.

W share a room cause its only a 2 bedroom and my other girls share a room.

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; d***o, 4998 posts
Jun 16th '13

I lay down in my son's toddler bed! I'm 5'2 and 113lbs, and 21w4d along haha. He has a Cars themed toddler bed from Burlington.