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Hubby and I are back debating about whether we move to a toddler bed or just a twin bed. Aside from weighing the height and size of the actual furniture, we're thinking about the cost.
We've got the crib/toddler mattress, so the initial cost of a toddler bed is lower plus the height is right. But then I worry that the time James will be in it will be so short due to its inherent smaller dimensions that it will be a waste of money since we'll have to get a bigger bed shortly thereafter, so it would make better financial sense to just invest in a twin.
How long can an average sized kid stay in a toddler bed? James is skinny and average height.
I don't know if there is a certain amt of time that is the norm or what, but we are skipping the toddler bed. Our crib converts, but beong preggo already means that it will be left as a crib and Addi will go into a twin bed. It's the bed that my dad was in as a boy, I used it, my sister used it, and now Addi will. It's nothing to look at but it has been refinished at some point. We have a bed rail thing that will go on one side and the other side will go against the wall.
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In your situation I would get a Twin...In our situation it made sense to get two toddler beds because then the twins can move into them and the big kids can get twin bunk beds at that time. Lil Jimmy is 3 and big for his age...I figure we can still squeeze another year and a half out of it for him.
I dont know. I felt more comfortable with her getting a toddler bed. It is smaller and I think more "friendly" for her and less intimidating for me.
I think should probably fit in it until she is 4 or so. She still has lots of room to grow! I figure we have Lexie coming up behind her, so she will be able to use the toddler bed too. Oh yeah-and since they will be sharing a room, it fit better too!
Leila turns 4 this week and is very tall for her age. She still fits fine in it with lots of room to grow. Since we are hoping to be out of Ryan's mom's house this year we would likely move Leila into a twin and Owen into the toddler bed and baby Peach into the sidecarred crib at some point. We have to have room for the twin bed first though lol. However, I debated about just buying another toddler bed and that seems ridiculous. I figure we have another year that Leila could comfortably sleep in the toddler bed.
Your question is exactly why when I found his bed at ikea I jumped on it, it's low like a toddler bed and starts off short but then can be lengthened to a twin, you add a piece to the mattress, it's awesome. I also liked that it was wide like a twin so if need be, we can lay in it with him. They don't make it anymore sadly. Next bed for him will likely be a full or bunk beds, but not for a long time, maybe when he's 6? Those little toddler beds don't seem like they would last in my opinion, if I hadn't got the bed we have, I would have put a twin mattress on the floor for a while, then put it on the frame later.
James got moved to a twin bed last weekend and his new bedding came in from Overstock midweek. He's so thrilled with his truck sheets/ comforter and is doing so great! I'm glad we didn't go for a toddler bed. The bed we're using is DH's old bunk bed (well, one of the bunks!) with a fold down rail I bought and a footstool to get in and out- it's perfect! We had the frame and "borrowed" a mattress from a guest trundle we had. We'll need to eventually replace that twin mattress, but it doesn't get tons of use, so it's ok.
I can't believe how big he's getting- I walk by the room and am still a little shocked that the crib is gone! (Must mean it's time for another! )