(Closed) Toddler beds

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We did potty training and moving to a toddler bed at the same time – 18 months.  We were already planning on gifting Dirty Delete a toddler bed for Christmas, and it happened to be a convenient time for potty taining, too, since my husband and I were both off work that week.  Overall, we had a very easy transition; I think it took two days until Dirty Delete was perfectly comfortable in her new bed.

Post # 5
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

no advice here, but our son is still in his crib, turned 2 in august.  He seems very happy in there, never tries to climb out, so I feel like I will keep him in there a while longer ๐Ÿ™‚  oh and also not potty trained or showing any interest….

Post # 6
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

One piece of advice – toddler beds are very expensive and kind of a waste.  It might be worth if for you just to buy the twin bed they will be in through high school, rather than buy an extra bed.  2 years old is a good time.  I would do the bed change before the potty training.

Post # 7
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We got our neice at 1.5 …. we potty trained her, for daytime (she never wet the bed at night so weird) at 3.5 and at 1.5 she was in a regular sized single bed.  She climbed up a stool to get into the bed.  

We figured if she made it all night with out peeing we were good, there was alot more stuff going on(mom disappeared), she wore pullups.  We put her in a regular bed cause that’s what we had, but scared the  crap out of me when she would flip herself out of her  crib and we woke up to her emptying all the lower cupboards.


Post # 8
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsTVLover: Agree – we learned this the hard way. Bought a toddler bed for Dirty Delete when she was 1.5/2 and she hated it. When we moved we gave it away and got her a twin bed, which she liked much better. We just put a bed rail on the side so she couldn’t fall off in her sleep.

We potty-trained her at 2.5 years old, after she was already in the twin bed, and she caught on super-fast. I read somewhere that 2.5 is the ideal age to potty train, because they catch on quicker and have fewer accidents than if you start when they’re younger. But I also have a friend whose daughter was potty-trained at 18 months, so I suppose it just depends on the kid ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
46663 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My son went from a crib to a captain’s bed at 18 months. He was climbing out of the crib all the time so we figured the captain’s bed was no greater risk. There was a ladder at the end of the bed, but he never used it. He used the bookshelves that were part of the bed to climb upon.

Post # 11
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

SS was never really in a crib. When he was younger, we had the hardest time getting him down in his crib. His mother co-slept and he didn’t do overnight visits with us until he was a little older so he’s always been used to sleeping in a regular bed. When he started overnight visits with us at 1.5 he was in a twin bed with the railing and we started potty training around the same time. By two he would holler that he had to pee but would wait for us to get him and help him in the bathroom. At 3, I hear him getting out of bed, going to bathroom, washing his hands and going back to bed.

It is wonderful.

Post # 12
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My cousin’s almost 2 year old lived with us for a while and we put her in a twin bed. The bed frame was a little high, and she’s a mover, so we tucked a pool noodle in under the fitted sheet. The noodle is just enough of a bump to keep her rolling out of bed, but as she grew older, she could still get out of the bed over the noodle if she needed to. It just kept her from rolling out in her sleep.

ETA- Plus, it looks a little nicer than those clip on nets- you actually can’t really tell the noodle is tucked under the sheet! Also, the noodles are only like $2… ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
3587 posts
Sugar bee

Following this. My daughter is 13 months now. Her crib converts to toddler to full, so we’re covered there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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