(Closed) When to transition to toddler bed ?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 4
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@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
2480 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
7815 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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.

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