Baby Corner

Baby, Trying to Conceive and Pregnancy Message Boards

Lost Your Password?

Baby Corner Message Board > Parenting Message Boards > Ages & Stages - Toddlers Transitioning to toddler bed?

Transitioning to toddler bed?

Post Reply Post New Topic  

Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 07-06-10, 10:05 AM
MrsS1stbaby's Avatar
is a mother of 2 beautiful kids!
Grounded Dreamer
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northeast Florida
Posts: 3,488
Thanked 510 Times
Points: 685
Level: 9
Weekly Activity 6138.18%
Default Transitioning to toddler bed?

Have any of you succesfully done this yet? (I think I have seen it before that some of you have) Kendall will be 2 a week from tomorrow.
Is there a "right" age you should start having them transition? She has never actually climbed out of her crib.

This weekend I had Dh take the drop side off & lower the mattress just to see what she thought of it. She seemed very intrigued & would climb up in it on her own. But when bedtime came around, we put a baby gate up at her door & then tucked her in. Two secinds later, her favoriate "uncle" and some other of our friends showed up & she heard them. She was standing at the gate going "Johnny? Johnny?" So we let her come out & say hello; she ended up staying up for another hour, lol! We tried the toddler bad again & immediatly got up at stood at the gate. We decided to put the drop-side back on b/c everytime one of us went into the kitchen or bathroom, she would see/hear us. One of our friends is a nanny, so we asked her & she agreed that it was not a good time to try it with all the people over & then said it can take up to 3 weeks for the transistion phase to be over!

We are going out of town at the end of this month. I am thinking we should wait until after that. What about ya'll? Have you done this yet? Do you have any advice or tips?
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-10, 12:21 PM
raabta01's Avatar
Community Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charleston, WV, USA
Posts: 960
Thanked 108 Times
Points: 375
Level: 7
Weekly Activity 3401.82%

We did it about 6 months ago. It was the day after Theron woke us up by climbing into our bed (meaning he had climbed our of his crib!). We did put a gate up on his door so he wouldn't wake up and wonder around the house. The transition was easy as could be! Sometimes, more so after we first took the side off, we'd come to bed and find him asleep in his doorway. He hardly does that anymore at all though.
Reply With Quote
Thank you raabta01!
MrsS1stbaby (07-07-10)
Old 07-06-10, 06:16 PM
Jen_C's Avatar
is cold!
Mommy of two
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,166
Thanked 220 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 1.82%

I would definitely wait until you get back home from your trip if you want to start transitioning to a toddler bed.

Preston turned 2 back in February and he is still in his crib. He's happy, sleeps well and doesn't climb out. So we plan on keeping him in the crib for a while longer. I would guess we'll move him into a big boy bed in the fall or early winter. He did try to climb out once and ended up falling out of the crib (before he was even two). He hasn't tried climbing out since then though so we've just left him in the crib.
Reply With Quote
Thank you Jen_C!
MrsS1stbaby (07-07-10)
Old 07-06-10, 09:11 PM
VIP Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Romper Room
Posts: 14,854
Thanked 1,117 Times
Points: 7
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 56.36%

I would keep her right there till she climbs out of the crib... or needs to be able to get up for potty purposes.
I'm a late toddler bed transitioner. Matthew was 3 before we did the conversion, and Josh was 2 1/2 I believe.
Most people do it sooner; I didn't see any reason to. With both of us working f/t outside the home, and me being totally on my own in the evening and at night, I neeeeed my sleep.

Good luck whatever you decide.

Reply With Quote
Thank you 3Princes!
MrsS1stbaby (07-07-10)
Old 07-06-10, 11:58 PM
rudolphia's Avatar
is reading!
Rudi - VIP CL & mom of 2
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 13,465
Thanked 681 Times
Points: 2
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 10.91%

Lukas is still in the crib. He started climbing out of his crib at 22 months, so I put on a crib tent to keep him in his bed. I'm inclined to keep him in his crib with the tent until he's a little better about listening to and following directions. He's a loose cannon right now, and I think starting the toddler bed much before 3 (or until he starts potty training) will cause us too many issues.
Reply With Quote
2 Users Says Thank You
3Princes (07-08-10), MrsS1stbaby (07-07-10)

Latest Articles
Yes! You Can Eat Chinese Food During Pregnancy
Like many other expectant Moms, you may find yourself craving Chinese food during pregnancy, but are afraid of the negative effects of MSG and sodium. Squash the quilt and learn how you can enjoy authentic Chinese food at home.

Thyroid Issues and Fertility: How They Are Connected?
If you have been having trouble conceiving, one often overlooked health problem is an underactive or overactive thyroid. Learn more about how you can find out if your hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism is affecting your chances of conceiving a baby.

Simpler Drug Labels for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
If you've ever looked at your prescription bottles, you may have wondered, "Is this medication safe during pregnancy?" New labeling guidelines released by the FDA will now make it easier for you to know what medications are safe for pregnant and breast

Can You Take Too Much Folic Acid?
If you are diligently making sure you get as much folic acid as you possible can every day, you may want to read about this startling new research that says too much folic acid may actually be harmful.

New Alcohol in Pregnancy Guidelines Issued in the UK
New guidelines on drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the U.K. have been released. How do their guidelines compare to those in the U.S.?

January 2015 Baby Photo Contest Winner

"Puddin' Smile" Baby Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations Puddin15!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 PM.

Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.