We dropped our sons crib down to a toddler bed a few months after his 2nd birthday. He would take a 2-3 hour nap almost everyday. He stopped because he refused to stay in the bed. Then it would take us at least an hour to get him to bed at night because he would cry histerically and keep climbing out. We finally put him back in the crib because we were all getting too stressed out. Now what do I do and how do I know when he is ready for a big boy bed?Answer Question
Answer by Bmat at 3:37 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 4:02 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:47 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Our 23 m/o has learned to climb in & out of his crib, (very safely I might add, has never fallen (so far -- knock on wood) so we thought he was ready for the big boy bed that has always been in his room. I tried to get him to sleep in it, but so far he wants to be in the crib. I guess he just feels safer or more comfortable with it. So we will wait for the move. I do like the first poster's suggestion of putting the crib by the bed and think that is a great compromise if he goes for it. Will keep that in mind for later, right now I am leaving him where he is.
PS-Ticcledblue, You are right about the height limit, but that's probably assuming the infant is tall and wobbly, not a toddler and very agile! LOL!
Answer by doodlebopfan at 7:12 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by mazonmom at 8:31 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by litstargazer at 8:39 PM on Mar. 9, 2009