Post # 1
My daughter is 16 months old and weighs 25lbs. i think it may be time for the toddler bed soon. I was going to wait until she started walking but not sure if its too soon yet. when she goes to sleep at night she just lays there, and in the morning she just lays in bed until im ready to come get her. I usually put her to bed when she is tired. But i think if i transitioned her to the toddler bed she would start walking soon after that and i wouldnt be tempted to pick her up. She is starting to get more heavy. should i wait another few weeks or month? What do you all think ?
Post # 4
With my daughter, we transitioned when she was 2 years, 7 months. We did not buy a toddler bed, however, just a twin with a safety rail.
ETA: She started walking at 10 months; I don’t know if that makes a difference or not.
Post # 5
@DiamondnLovey: I work in under 5s health care, and generally we say you don’t need to until they are climbing out their cot. If she’s happy I wouldn’t move her yet
Post # 6
If she’s comfortable, still fits into her cot and hasn’t tried to climb out of it then I’d leave her in it for a while.
Both my children and my granddaughter walked early and were keen to try out their climbing abilities. So the cot rapidly became a potential danger zone and they were in a toddler bed by the time they were 1.
I also doubt that keeping her in the cot will be any disincentive to walk. She’ll walk when she’s good and ready but if you are concerned about any possible lateness in walking I’d talk to your pediatrician.
Post # 7
Never lol, but honestly from my experience and all of my friends there is no huge hurry. I’m guessing you have a full sized crib so the weight limits are the same as a toddler beds.
when my son climbed out of his crib at 22 months, we changed it to a toddler bed with rails. My son has always been a great sleeper, 7:30-7, self soothed himself to sleep but havin the freedom to get out of bed made bedtime a challenge. I would at least wait til your child starts walking. Most children have temporary sleep waking when they learn new things like walking so having her in her security crib will probably help. All kids are different though but there really is no rush
Post # 8
When they start climbing out. Which for my 1st daughter was 12 months, and for my 2nd daughter was 15 months. I would not have moved them before that I didn’t need to.