Can anyone tell me when you move the kids out of the crib and into Toddler Beds?  She's too young for it now, obviously, but I just have no idea what te appropraite age is to move them into toddler beds.

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brand...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 6:23 PM i moved both my kids at 18mo - 2 years and into big beds by 4.

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magil...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 6:23 PM I moved my little Catie(3) into her toddler bed when I could no longer keep her "pinned" in her crib. She would crawl out and I was so afraid of her falling out and seriously hurting herself. I did that when she was 2 I think.

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3lilqts
Feb. 1, 2008 at 6:26 PM I let my son decie when he was ready.  One night we let him stay up (he was walking)  and explore his room which had the new bed.  Of course this led to him first jumping on it but after awhile we tucked his bear in to sleep then he got up there and we read him a couple of books until he fell asleep there!  Hope this was helpful.  good luck! 

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3lilqts
Feb. 1, 2008 at 6:28 PM P.s.  He was about 13 months and it was a toddler bed. The bed was also pushed against a wall.

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saman...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 6:42 PM

All the parenting books I've read, as well as the pre-natal & parenting classes I took all said 24 months--but this is an average, so if you child is ready at around 18-20 months, that works too. Your pediatrician can usually give some insight, and there are also more "tips" etc on the whattoexpect.com website.

Good luck!

ps. having it against the wall is a very good idea, especially @ 1st!

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Jenny...
Feb. 4, 2008 at 4:12 AM We converted Justin's crib to toddler bed when he turned two, now that he is three, we are converting it to full size bed....if we ever get that mattress my mom is supposed to get him  =)  I remember him not sleeping well for a while, then when we switched him to his toddler bed, it got better. I think he didn't like being locked up anymore. He made the switch really well.

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Sophi...
Feb. 14, 2008 at 1:00 AM Didn't we discuss this briefly today? I think we both agreed that now is a bad time, due to the wandering and playing that would go on instead of sleeping... hmmm. Good question.

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