Post # 1
Hi! So I have a 15 month old and he seems interested in playing in his room in the mornings. At what age did you put your baby in a toddler bed? And what baby proofing did you do in the baby’s room? Did you add a bay gate in front of the door or just close the door and use the baby monitor?
Post # 2
My DD didn’t move into a toddler bed until a week before her 3rd birthday. As long as she wasn’t climbing out, we kept her in there!
Is he trying to climb out? At 15 months, I’d still try to keep him in the crib unless it’s a safety issue. When you say he wants to play in the mornings, what do you mean? Do you want this so you can get a bit more sleep?
If you do decide to move him to a toddler bed, consider a mattress on the floor, not an actual bed. Can’t fall out of a mattress on the floor. Take most, if not all furniture out of the room. Anything that’s left make sure it’s strapped/bolted to the wall so if he decides to climb, it can’t fall on him. Make sure all blind cords are up and out of the reach (even if he climbed on something)
Post # 3
We never used a toddler bed. We used the crib, and then went to a full size (with a low bed frame). He was about 2 when I switched him, because he started trying to climb out and it was a safety concern.
We have minimal furniture in his room, just a low and long TV stand with a very small tv on it, and a nightstand. And of course his toys.
He is now 3 and will get out of bed in the morning and promptly come wake up Fiance or myself lol.
Post # 4
3. Crib as long as possible FTW
Post # 5
we have a 16 month old and expecting #2 when DS is 21 months. i don’t want to buy another crib. my plan is to buy a twin mattress for the floor and then put it on a bed when he is a little older. and baby prood the crap out of that room.
right now we close bedroom doors at night, but we have a gate at the top of our stairs.
Post # 6
My son normally wakes up anywhere from 5-6:30am. One morning I decided to let him cry a little and see if he would fall back asleep, he eventually stopped. He cried at 8:50 so I went to go get him and he had books and puzzles in his crib from the chest near his crib.
Post # 7
did he crawl out and back in again? If so, then a mattress/toddler bed and a well proofed room would be a good idea. If he just reached through the crib to get his toys, leave him and let him get the toys into his crib to play. He’ll be safer.
Post # 8
My son moved into a captain’s bed when he was 18 monhs old. He was constantly climbing out of the crib, and it was less height to fall from than the top of the crib rail if he did fall.