Do your babies still sleep in the crib? My SIL is pregnant and Chloe's crib turns into a toddler bed but I do not like it. No protection for her to not fall out of the thing and the guards they sell are way too big and wouldn't leave enough room for her to get in and out safely. Plus, my SIL needs the crib, not till December 11th (or so lol, that's her due date btw).
What kinda toddler bed did you buy for LO? We need a toddler bed because their room is not big enough for two twins. I am hopeing we would have saved enough to get a house by the time she out grows the toddler bed.
Do you use a pillow in the crib yet? Is there a difference safety wise when using one in a crib opposed to a toddler bed? You'd think I would know these things.. but Trevor got his knee stuck in the old crib slats and needed a toddler bed much sooner. His awesome bed had those pieces to keep him in.. unlike this new crib.
She has two pillow pets.. she loves them but dh insists that she isn't old enough for a pillow yet. So he tosses them in her doll box every night. She does sleep with her babies every night..
Evan still sleeps in his crib. We had planned on buying a big boy bed when he turns 2, but we may not. He doesn't ever try to climb out, he still has plenty of room, so I don't know. If we had another on the way, we would certainly get a bed. We may just wait until we are pg again (plan on trying in November), so I may just wait until we can transfer the bed to a new room without having to break it down and rebuild. We have a bed picked out to get that is a twin size, it's not too high off the ground.
We don't use a pillow in the crib yet. He doesn't seem to mind, and truthfully, I just haven't thought to put one in there.
We're still in a crib, she has not climbed out or even tried for that matter.
We'll turn her crib into her toddler bed.
She does have a pillow. It's an old one of mine so it's still soft but it's pretty flat. I mostly put it in her crib because she loves laying on pillows. So I thought it would help comfort her. It does
Aiden is still in the crib. Sometime this fall or winter he'll move to a bed so that the new baby can use it. I'm debating which bed to put him in (we already have both a twin and double) and if I should move him before or after the baby is here. Might do it before since more than likely he'll change bedrooms too. We'll skip the toddler bed.
I've offered for DS to use a pillow (small firm one) a few times, but he always throws it out of his crib. I don't care if he uses a pillow or not a long as he sleeps! He does sleep with a blanket and his lovely.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
Do your babies still sleep in the crib? Yes, Adair is still in her crib. I haven't seen any good reason to give her any extra freedom or frankly make any unnecessary changes to bedtime right now, so she'll be in there for a while yet, I think. Maybe Christmas? I can't decide if I want to tackle the pacifier or the bed first. Definitely not together!
What kinda toddler bed did you buy for LO? Her crib converts to a toddler bed, so we'll just do that when we're ready. And then keep her in it as long as possible, since even a twin in her tiny room is going to mean getting rid of a piece of furniture, and I can't decide how to deal with it. I kind of want to build her a loft, but obviously not until she's older!
Do you use a pillow in the crib yet? Oh yeah, she's had a pillow for ages. It's not a big adult one, it's a little toddler size one. She also has lots of stuffed animals and a pillow pet down by her feet, and sleeps with one or two little ones in her arms. I don't think there's any real safety issue once they're old enough to have the strength and dexterity to move a pillow or move away from a pillow without any real effort. I can't remember when we gave her one, but it was a LONG time ago...maybe around 13 months or so? I made her a duvet and matching pillow for her birthday, and I think it was a little late since we were out of town, but it was around there. She loves it, and sometimes carries it into our bed if I bring her in there in the early morning.
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T's been in her big girl bed for about 6 months now. It was really weird at first with her being so young but she transitioned really easily and I can't even imagine having her in a crib any more. We just gave her our old queen size bed and got a sweet king size bed for us. We have Magic Bumpers instead of rails. They're awesome. They aren't bulky at all, they don't look hideous like most bumpers, they keep T from rolling out of bed, and she can easily get over them when she's awake. I've used them while traveling on all sorts of beds, including a bed in between a twin & a toddler bed and they worked great. I just use one line of them along one side and have the bed pushed up against the wall. I have a pillow on her bed but its more for me while I'm nursing her to sleep. She doesn't use it at all. She has a pillow pet and a bunch of stuffies that she'll snuggle with. I don't see any difference between having such things in a crib or in a bed. At this age, they don't need pillows but I personally (obviously) don't see a problem with them.
We have a set similar to Erin's magic bumpers (same thing different name). I'm thinking about getting a 2nd set so that one can go on Aiden's big bed and the other will be used on ours with cosleeping and traveling with the new baby.
Lyla has been in her toddler bed for a little bit now. She climbed out of her crib a long time ago. At first the toddler bed didn't work at all because she'd climb out and sleep on the floor and then started waking up in the middle of the night. So we had her in the pack n play for a while. Then right before DS was born DH made a rail for the bed he built for her and we've had no trouble with her and the toddler bed since. DH built the bed out of steel so it's extremely durable and it was free, and Kole is officially as long as the bassinet now so I will be moving him to the crib in the next few days. I can't believe he didn't even make it past 2 months in the bassinet!
Lyla has had a pillow since she was about 11 or 12 months old. She's all over the bed all night when she sleeps so sometimes she sleeps on it, sometimes beside it and sometimes she's underneath it. She's in a totally different spot in the bed every time I check on her. We have a video monitor too so it's easy to keep an eye on her without disturbing her. That video monitor has been the best decision!! Those bumpers like Erin and Jackie have would have been totally useless for Lyla.
he's still in the crib. he hasn't tried climbing out or anything yet.
I was planning on keeping him in there until next baby, but that might be too long. His crib converts, but we will probably get a toddler bed at some point.
He doesn't have a pillow, but only because he is all over the place and i just think it would get in the way right now.