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At what age do you put a kid in a toddler bed... and take them out of it?


Asked by lashes325 at 10:23 AM on Feb. 21, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I heard somewhere that you need to put your child in a toddler bed when the reach 35 inches. I think that is what I heard. I put my older son in a toddler bed when he was about 3. He got a twin bed when he was 5, I think.

    Answer by Snewo at 10:33 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • IN: When they climb out of their crib in their own.
    OUT: When they're too big for it.

    Or skip the middleman and go straight from a crib to a twin bed.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:24 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • I put my dd in her toddler bed when she was 2, she's still in it so I don't know about taking her out

    Answer by Liz132 at 10:25 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • I put dd straight into a twin bed at 25 months.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 10:39 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • DD went into a twin bed at 16 months, and ds at 18months. I see no reason for a toddler bed, it seems like a waste of time

    Answer by minimo77 at 10:43 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • My DD went into a toddler bed at age 18 months, and is still in it at age 4.5. The bed holds a child up to 50 lbs. We'll be getting bunk beds when she is 5, and DS is out of his crib.

    Answer by KairisMama at 10:28 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • In: At 18 months she was trying to climb INTO her crib. If I would have had the room, she would have went straight to a twin or full size.

    Toddler beds are really not needed. A twin or full size bed with a bed rail will do just fine and will save you the money of buying one later.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:38 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • we didnt use a toddler bed all 3 of my girls went straight from a crib to a twin bed at around 2 or 2 1/2.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 10:39 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • Snewo i think i heard that too... thanks ladies!

    Comment by lashes325 (original poster) at 10:39 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • My older two never had a twin bed. I just ordered one for the baby however. She co-sleeps in my room, but when she reaches 1 this summer, I would like to give her a place to nap while I am doing housework. We just got a new place and today I am going to start working on painting and setting up her new room. Even though she co-sleeps with me, I want to get the room ready for her to move into when it is time and she won't be ready for a twin bed at that time.

    Answer by VintageWife at 10:54 AM on Feb. 21, 2011