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November 27th, 2011, 11:07 PM
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I know our LO's are just a little over 1 year, but when do you plan to transition them to a big kid bed?
Will you buy a toddler bed? Regular bed?


We always bought them a twin bed when they turned two, and made it a big part of their 2nd birthday. We got the cheapest mattress so if it got ruined with bedwetting (I don't care how great of a waterproof mattress cover we got, my kids STILL could pee through it!) and once they are older and no longer having accidents, we got a better mattriess. But if I remember right, I think we put kid#3 in a big bed earlier because he was climbing out so often.
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November 28th, 2011, 08:50 AM
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we have a crib that will turn into a toddler bed and then a twin. I figure we'll play it by ear. we co-sleep and nurse, so I have no plans to move her any time soon. I figure she'll move to her own bed when she's weaned. probably creating amonster.
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November 28th, 2011, 09:18 AM
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We tried with Hudson at 18mo and it was a collossal failure. He just was not ready, we have been gradually transitioning (he alternates from a toddler bed to a full sized with rails) for about 6 mo now (he will be 3 in Feb.)
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November 28th, 2011, 10:15 AM
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We got one of the cribs that the sides go down into a partial side opening, so that will do until we do get a bigger bed. I don't want to jinx us, but he doesn't try and get out just yet.. he prefers to stand in the corner and just yell for us. Lol
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November 28th, 2011, 05:50 PM
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Ashton was about 21 months.
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November 29th, 2011, 12:22 AM
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Mara was 15 months when she went to a toddler bed because of trying to get out of her crib. She did well, she has always been a good sleeper. We just bought a car's toddler bed for Jacob and he'll get it as a christmas present. He loves to sit on his sister's bed so I think he will like to play on his bed but as for sleeping.... he only uses his crib half the night then comes to our bed to nurse. I hope he will sleep in his new bed eventually.
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November 29th, 2011, 04:12 AM
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we have a crib that turns into a toddler bed..so will use that when she starts to climb out..ditto to what heather said...ev just tries stands int eh corner cryign until we come in..lol
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November 29th, 2011, 10:27 PM
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I plan to leave Bentley in his crib as long as possible. That boy moves around so much in his sleep that I know he's going to fall out of bed more than once, lol. Our crib turns into a daybed and I plan to get a siderail as well. So far he hasn't even tried to climb out though.
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December 2nd, 2011, 11:04 AM
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I don't know when we'll convert the crib to a toddler bed. We'll just be grateful to get him back in his crib at all after our cosleeping extravaganza during his illness and our move.
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December 14th, 2011, 11:56 AM
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Probably not for a while, at least until she's 2 I bet. She wears a sleepsack, making it pretty much impossible for her to climb out. Keller was about 2 and 2 months I think, so we could have the crib for Isla when he was 2.5 he never tried to climb out and would have happily stayed in it forever.

DH built Keller a beautiful toddler bed, so Isla will get that and Keller will go into a twin or full.
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