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Sleeping arrangements for 2.5 year old - Help!

Evan is almost 2.5 years old, but still in a crib.  He is not interested in climbing out yet, so we haven't felt the need to make the move to a toddler bed.  Especially since we have another one on the way and don't think its a good time for a transition.

When I go in to have Carter, Evan is staying with my mom.  My mom does not really have any other place for him to sleep except a twin bed.  I think he might be a little too big for his PNP as well.

WWYD?  He has never spent the night anywhere, much less sleep in anything other than a crib.

Re: Sleeping arrangements for 2.5 year old - Help!

  • First, I would definitely have a few "practice sleepovers" between now and when baby's due.

    Second, I personally would move him to a toddler or twin bed now.  You have plenty of time between now and baby to make that transition smooth.  You don't want to have to do it when you have a newborn, do you?

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  • You could try to move him now. We moved DS around 2.5, while he was still content with his crib, and the transition was surprisingly smooth. 

    And I agree, a practice sleepover or two would be a good idea (and give you and DH a chance for a few last dates before new baby!).

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  • image Mama Jan:

    First, I would definitely have a few "practice sleepovers" between now and when baby's due.

    Second, I personally would move him to a toddler or twin bed now.  You have plenty of time between now and baby to make that transition smooth.  You don't want to have to do it when you have a newborn, do you?

    This, you will be glad that you did. 

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  • I would try the PNP. Those things are pretty big so I'd be surprised if he didn't fit. I'm a big believer in leaving them in the crib as long as they are happy and not climbing out, so I would avoid having to transition him to a bed just for a few nights away.
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  • image TexasSmith:
    I would try the PNP. Those things are pretty big so I'd be surprised if he didn't fit. I'm a big believer in leaving them in the crib as long as they are happy and not climbing out, so I would avoid having to transition him to a bed just for a few nights away.

    If he fits, go for it.  My DS is too long for his.  We bought a toddler aero bed.  Despite my high hopes, this thing is ridiculously loud and constantly wakes him (and me) up.  So maybe try the peapod bed?  We sold our travel bed as a "special bed" to DS and had a couple of practice runs.


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