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Keeping toddler in a new bed

So our son is 22 months and is potty training. Doing exceptionally well too. Of course shortly after going to bed he needs to pee again. He takes his diaper off and pees out of the crib. Not a big deal. We are discussing putting his crib into the day bed with a rail. My question is, how did you keep your little one in their bed? The main concern is his room doesn't have a door, we could have my dad instal a gate. How long did the transition take?


Asked by 2BlondeBabies at 10:07 PM on Jun. 27, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • The transition from crib to bed differs for each child. We moved our daughter to her bed when she started climbing out of her crib. We established a bedtime routine when we realized that she was not going to stay in her bed. Every night, one of us would read softly to her until she fell asleep, then would slip out quietly. She was pretty good about sleeping through the night by then. We put pads on her bed in case she had an accident and put an extra potty in her room in case she needed to use it during the night. We left a night light on in her room as well, so she could see to get up and use the potty. It worked pretty well for us.

    Answer by neebug3766 at 10:14 PM on Jun. 27, 2010