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when to do big girl bed?

I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter when should I transition to a toddler bed? Any advise to make it easier?


Asked by scanamey77 at 9:50 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • We let our daughter watch us put her bed together, it made it exciting for her to be a 'part' of it; she was only 18 months old & did fantastic! She turned 2 this month & still stays in her bed, with the occasional time that she gets up to get a toy. I think it's important that the child is ready for it & understands that the bed is just like her crib, she has to sleep there. Also, it made her feel like a 'big' girl!

    Answer by Magikdragon822 at 5:10 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Now would be a good time.

    Answer by LuvBug3 at 9:51 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • When she is trying to climb out of it. Otherwise I was told to wait until she simply outgrew it.

    Answer by Fallaya at 10:02 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • thats about the right age

    Answer by raisingmen at 10:09 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • This would be a good age; buy guard rails just for a little protection.

    Answer by musicmom08 at 10:02 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • My DD is 21 months and she went to the big girl bed 3 months ago.She does good.She thought it was the greatest thing.LOL she will go to bed when we tell her and she stays.It took about 3 weeks to get her to stay though.

    Answer by bucky77 at 10:21 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • My son is almost 2 1/2, and we recently converted his crib to a toddler bed. He does pretty well with it at night (at least most nights), but he doesn't take his naps anymore now that he realizes he can get up and walk around when I leave the room.

    Answer by pam19 at 11:26 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • i think that's a good age to do it .. My cousin did it at a year....

    Answer by BShip2010 at 12:28 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Our DD just turned 2 and we are about to transition her to a toddler bed in about a month even though she is not trying to climb out of her crib.

    Answer by MrsJStearns at 10:53 AM on Oct. 29, 2010