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baby when they got a big bed instead of their crib? I just put ds in his big boy bed (it's low to the ground and has a rail he can't get over) but my dh thinks he's too small. He's 14 mos


Asked by tirelessefforts at 4:55 PM on Mar. 14, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My dd was 18 months when we got her the toddler bed. She took to it great.

    Answer by melliesmom1207 at 4:58 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • With my oldest I switched her to a toddler bed when she started climbing out of her crib and also because her baby sister was due soon. She was about 20 months. Just be sure to put a baby gate up so you don't wake up and find flour all over the floor like I did :)

    Answer by amber1330 at 5:51 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • my oldest was 2 and middle child 21 months. i have a 14 month old right now & shes so stubborn i know it would be pointless to try this early. lol but if your son is sleeping in it, then he is not too young :)

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:56 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • DD was going on 3 when we got her a big girl bed...mostly because we couldnt afford one yet...with our son (due in June) I think we will transfer him when he's around 2

    Answer by Lucky209 at 4:57 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • my first was 11 months. I could have waited longer cause she wasn't a climber, but I couldn't wait to put her in one. I had no problems putting her in one though she didn't cry or anything. With my youngest I got my older one a new bed and didn't want to take the toddler bed to the basement only to bring it up in a couple more months so I went ahead and put her in it at 14 months she was a climber though. When I switched her to a toddler bed it was a week of crying. I am pregnant with our last and I am going to take my time on this one lol

    Answer by mommy5409 at 5:00 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Both of mine were 18 months old. They did fine.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:03 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Our oldest was just over 2 and we moved him only because we needed the crib for his baby sister. It wasn't easy to keep him in it, though. If I had to do it over again, I would have had them share a futon on the floor. DD was in the crib until she was 4 because we didn't have room for bunk beds and they shared a room. She went straight to a twin when they got their own rooms.

    My youngest got his big boy bed (skipped the toddler bed altogether) when he was 3.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 5:06 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • 2.5 years for our oldest (he loved his crib!) and around 20 months for our youngest

    Answer by elizabr at 7:16 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • My daughter had just turned 2.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 7:22 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • My son is 2 1/2 and he's still in his crib. He absolutely loves it. We'll probably get him into a toddler bed this summer.

    Answer by KJohnson4762 at 10:28 PM on Mar. 14, 2011