Posted by Brye Ange on Sunday, 19 January, 2020 17:30:45
7 Tips for Transitioning to a Big Kid Bed Transitioning a child out a crib and into a big kid bed can be a stressful process. But it is something that every child inevitably experiences, so I thought I would share some tips that have helped me over the years as we have transitioned all three of our children.
Most children will transition out of the crib between 18 months and 2½ years. It's more a matter of the crib no longer being a safe place to leave a child unattended than it is a matter of a child wanting to move into a toddler bed. Here are some ways to transition a child from a crib to a toddler bed in his own room. Sell the idea.
In fact, it's best to wait until your toddler is at least two to transition to a toddler bed (or a twin), but the closer your child is to three, the better. "You also don't want to transition to a big kid bed as a reaction.
Prep Work. First, did you noticed that Lukas is three? Yes, three. He loved his crib, was a fabulous sleeper, and never tried to crawl out. We were in no hurry to transition because we know transitioning to the toddler bed too early can cause major sleep disruptions.
Transition to a toddler bed long before the baby arrives If you're like most parents, you're transitioning to toddler bed at 18 months because you're expecting a new baby. If so, give your toddler enough time to move to his new bed before the baby arrives.
Your toddler may have a heady sense of freedom the first few nights after transferring permanently to a bed. Luckily, most children are happy to "graduate" and stay in their beds more willingly than they did in their cribs. However, for a few, the transition has to be managed closely.