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Kerri Nov 26, 2012 09:17:56 AM ET

My daughter is just over 10 months. she's started climbing a little bit and has almost gotten over the railing of her crib. she's tall for her age but i don't think her depth perception is quite good enough for a toddler bed. any suggestions?

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Vicki Sep 8, 2012 02:54:19 PM ET

Our son is 20 months, he has been in a toddler bed for two months now, it takes us easily 45 plus minutes to get him down at nap time and bedtime. if we leave the room before he is asleep he screams, kicks the door, climbs on changing table, never goes to sleep so we have to go back in with him until he goes to sleep. he has is strong willed, any suggestions? ps we do the same nightime/nap routine but does not seem to help.

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Alicyn Aug 9, 2012 04:07:45 PM ET

My son has been in his toddler bed for almost 2 weeks. he has only fallen asleep in it once. nap and bedtime he falls asleep in the corner of his room or by the door. he has rolled out of it 2 or 3 times. he is almost 19 months. is it normal for them to not want to stay in their bed at first? we haven't converted his twin sister's crib to a toddler bed. i have been hesitant to since he doesn't seem to want to stay in his bed yet. i have thought about going back to the crib but am not sure. anyone have any suggestions?

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Mrs.Jabro Mar 25, 2012 08:43:28 PM ET

My son isn't even a year yet and is 36 inches tall. im afraid he ia going to fall out of his crib. should we transition to a toddler bed?

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Amber Mar 15, 2012 01:42:39 AM ET

My daughter is almost 2 and has quickly and very easily transitioned to seeping in a twin bed at night. i was astonished at how simple it was, but she absolutely refuses to nap in the same bed. i spent 4 hours one day continuously putting her back in bed before giving up. she was cranky the rest of the day. if i put her in a crib she goes right to sleep, but i would really like her to make the full transition. any ideas?

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jennii Mar 8, 2012 01:33:31 AM ET

Hey my son is nearly 17months old and have started the cot/bed transition 3 n half weeks ago. i loved him in the cot as he'd be asleep within minutes. 10-10.30am was his day sleeps.since being in a bed i've struggled to maintain his day sleeps.if he doesn't sleep by the time i get my other kids from school he will fall asleep in car and we end up with a very grumpy boy along with chaos after school lol.night time is easier but struggling with the play nappy change book bottle sleep is not working...even tried laying down with him but he fights..any other settling ideas...

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Stephanie Feb 20, 2012 05:03:41 PM ET

Tom: routine, routine, routine. create a 30-minute ritual before bed that you begin at the same time each night and put your son to bed at the same time, without fail. the ritual (for example, pjs, drink of warm milk, brush teeth, story, cuddle, bed) will help to "program" his body to expect sleep at the same time each night. extremely helpful but not critical is a sunset/sunrise light. (the best are made by lumi.) it's a full-spectrum sunlight simulator that goes through a 30-minute sunset when you tell it to. it starts off bright as noon on a summer day, and slowly and gradually fades from a warm yellow to orange and finally dull red before going completely black. we use one every night and it puts me to sleep as well as my daughter! we've never had a single problem with bedtime. (the wake-up/sunrise function is also brilliant. it wakes her up at the same time each morning. babies wake up numerous times during the night, but when my daughter wakes in the night she knows it is night and settles herself back to sleep on her own. the day begins when the light comes on.)

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Tom Feb 19, 2012 09:10:30 PM ET

Son is 2 years, 3 mos. he can climb out of his crib. with that in mind we decided to covert his crib to a toddler bed.(its designed to do it.) so now he is screaming his head head off and wants to get up and play. while my wife sits with him telling him its time for bed. any suggestions.

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cecelia Feb 4, 2012 07:39:24 PM ET

My son is almost 20 months, and has been trying to climb out of his crib, while doing so he gets his leg stuck. so for safty reason i just bought him a toddler bed. it seems to be going ok, except my family seems to think i changed to fast. they say im making him grow up to fast.

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sd Jan 12, 2012 01:10:01 AM ET

Jo, if your husband is emotional and upset about your last baby growing up, you should comfort him... i would suggest to him that her not sleeping in her cot means she will not be coming to your bed, this could be a good thing for you and your husband to enjoy! we all grow up someday, but just knowing that you had everything to do with her becoming the responsible and confident person you hope she will be, should make you feel good about the little things you do while she is young... chidren may grow fast in age but if you dont do these small things now, she wont grow to be mature and confident in things she does alone later in life...there are alot of things to look forward to in life for your baby. all the good times to come should be motivation for your husband to let her grow up, her first day at school, protecting her when it comes to boys, high school graduation, looking for the perfect collage, her wedding day, your grandchildren!!! all these things are blessings:) dont feel bad for giving your baby the things she needs( responsability, confidence, independence, tough love) keep doing what you are doing, he will come around...

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