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Trying to fig out when I should transition my daughter to a toddler bed..any "signs" that she is ready?she is def not climbing out of it.
At what age did you make that transition?
My LO is 23 months now.
DD1 switched the week before I had DD2, we needed the crib. So, the week before her second birthday. I didn't even know to look for signs of readiness, and she did fine. Not even a cry when we left her in her room the first night. DH insisted on a rail (which I got rid of about three weeks ago and told DH to suck it), even though the toddler bed was like 6 inches off of the ground. I think it made her feel as though she was still in a crib. She would get up in the morning and play with her stuffed animals, but she would always grab them and run back to bed like she knew we were watching her on the monitor and didn't want to get in trouble for leaving her bed. We have never had a problem with her even trying to leave her room, and its been ten months. GL.
We switched from a crib to a full size bed when DD1 was 23 months old. DD1 never once climbed out of her crib. DD2 was due a few months after so we wanted her to be used to hew new bed before we set up the crib for DD2 so she wouldn't get jealous.
It could not have gone any better to be honest. She never regressed in her sleep, never tried to get out of bed, nothing! It was as if she had been sleeping in it all along and she was so excited! So definitely no jealousy when we put the crib in the nursery for DD2 = )
We switched DD1 to a twin mattress on the floor of her new room at 15 months. Her sister was due in 2 months and we didn't want to buy a 2nd crib. The transition went great, she cried the first night for about 15 mins and then slept the whole night through on the bed. She hasn't had a problem since and I am planning on transitioning DD2 at about 15 months as well. I feel like when you do it sooner like that they don't really know or remember so it isn't as big of a deal.
I don't think DD1 even remembers being in the nurser, she just says its DD2's room. I plan on having them share DD1's room around the time I transition DD2 onto a mattress on the floor.
DD was 16 months. She had been trying to climb out of her crib.
She did fine in a big bed from day one. :)
DS moved to a twin bed (on a frame and box springs) with a rail on one side and wall on the other at 16 months. DD was due a couple months later and the crib stayed set up in his room as we only had a 2 bedroom house at that time. He napped in his crib that afternoon and went to bed that night in the twin with absolutely no issues.
DD was moved to a full size bed (again on a frame with box springs) around 18 months. She napped in her crib that day and then went to bed in it that night with no issues. The next day she got out of bed during nap and ended up falling asleep on the floor (and we let her)...she hasn't done it since.
Our lil guy transitioned straight to a twin bed at 23 months. He had been climbing out of his crib off and on since about 18 months old..
With my DS being bigger for his age we didn't get a toddler bed as he would have outgrown it within a couple months. He loves his big boy bed! We got a twin bed and then got bed rails for both sides and he has been sleeping better ever since!
I would hold off transitioning until she climbs out or outgrows her crib. (Manufacturers recommended weight limit)