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What is a good age to move Child to a toddler bed?

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Asked by firsttimemommy at 2:23 PM on May. 4, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It's not age based and you don't need a toddler bed at all. Toddler beds are a new invention. If you want one, fine. If you don't have extra money, just get a twin bed and side rails.

    When to move your child? The key is to evaluate YOUR child.
    First, he should stay in his crib at least until he starts to try to climb out. There is no need to move him before that.
    Next, you have to weigh the risks of the different options. Yes, he can get hurt falling while climbing out. And he can get hurt wandering his room or the house while you are asleep. Some toddlers figure out how to undo baby safety locks and baby gates before age 2, some don't. Some parents are very sound sleepers, some wake with the smallest noise. Some toddlers will calmly do as they are told (for now) and some just want to see, do, and know no matter what you tell them. So you have to decide the best time to switch for YOUR family.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:39 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • i agree with kaycee. i think toddler beds are a waste of money especially because they will grow out of them in a year or 2. you could have a twin bed for years and not have to spend that extra money on a toddler bed.

    Answer by exxOHjackie at 2:57 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • Both of my kids got a toddler bed for their 2nd bday, but it all depends if your child is outgrown the crib or if they are trying to climb out.

    Answer by Mtnangelsmom at 5:21 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • all my three girls were in a toddler bed at 18months.

    Answer by maiahlynn at 11:57 PM on May. 4, 2009

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