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When Should You Move To A Toddler Bed?

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Asked by BlueballandKids at 8:52 PM on Jul. 15, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • We didn't have toddler beds, we used twins. When the child climbs out of the crib is a good time to move them.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:54 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • When should I move to a toddler bed? :-)
    My kids went from their crib to a twin bed when they were about 3.

    Answer by gertie41 at 8:54 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • I would say at about 2 years or sooner if they are potty trained.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 8:54 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • I did when mine started to climb out......anywhere between 2 & 3.

    Answer by colethky at 8:56 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • we moved my dd out of her crib the first time she crawled out of it. and will do the same with my ds.

    Answer by nickellmomof2 at 8:56 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • at about 18 months my dd figured out how to climb out. that's how i knew.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 8:57 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • 18 months. Her legs kept getting stuck in the rails, which told me to ditch the crib.


    Answer by KairisMama at 8:59 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • we moved our son into one when he was 14 months. he actually slept better in it than in his crib. we mainly wanted him out of the crib by the time his sister came so she could have the crib. hes 19 months now and would probably freak in a crib.

    Answer by sweetjpea at 9:02 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • When it becomes a safety issue, like when your toddler starts trying to climb out. Or when they refuse to sleep in the crib any more. Whichever comes first.

    With mine, it was the latter, at 2.5 years. He never once tried to climb out, so I left him sleeping in the crib until he flat-out refused one night.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 9:11 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • my son was 14 months and it was AMAZING. I mean A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. He absolutely loved his big boy bed. It took about two weeks for bedtime to go real smoothly...but after that it's been such a treasure. Enjoy!

    Answer by Adeline1210 at 9:31 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

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