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When do you expect to transition your LO to a real bed? What kind of bed might that be?
With DD1, we decided to keep her in her crib until she started to climb out, which never happened. When she was about 2 1/2 we took the side off her convertible crib and made it into a toddler daybed. Then when she was 3 we put her in a full sized bed. The nice thing about keeping her in her crib longer is that when we converted it to the daybed, she didn't think she could get out of it.
There is no right answer with beds! It just depends on the kiddo and the parents' wants.
We have a mini crib and I think Teagan might get too big before she figures out how to climb out of it. We have a queen sized bed in her room as a guest bed and I think it might just become her bed when she's ready. That way we can still use it as a guest bed when company comes over and T can just sleep with us. I want to get a cute bed set for her. I wonder if I can even get a kids set in a queen size. Hmmm....
maybe when we have our next baby? I'd like to keep him confined to a crib (haha) as long as possible but if he starts climbing out we will switch. I have a twin bed that in the guest bedroom that I think I will use. Maybe just put the mattress on the floor? can you put rails on a twin bed? Toddler beds are cute, but I heard from other moms a lot of times it isn't really worth it as they don't use them long. I guess it depends. Our crib is convertible, but I don't know if we will buy another crib for the next baby and convert it for him, or just move him into a separate bed.
Janice, if you like your crib, you might not want to convert it. The more you take it apart and put it back together the sooner it'll start to fall apart.
We have twin size bunk beds in DS1's room. Odin will move in between 18 months and 24 months to that we can use his room for baby if needed. I plan on putting one of those rails on the bottom bunk just so he can't climb out and try to get up the ladder to the top bunk. I'm more worried about him falling off that ladder than actually falling out of bed.
With DS1 we bought him a queen bed when he was 2.5 years and he slept in that until he was 4. Never used rails as he never fell out due to the size. I never did find kid print queen size bedding so we just bought a nice pattern one at cost plus. Also using a duvet cover was great for clean up for vomit and pee accidents. Also found a waterproof matress cover for the queen which was key during those potty training months.
Not anytime soon.
good to know! we will leave it and convert it for the last baby then.
Yeah, even good quality furniture isn't meant to be taken apart and reassembled a lot. Things just aren't made like they used to be. Most cribs have those lock-tight screws anyway. If you take them out they won't be as strong when you go to make it into a crib again. Your crib is pretty. I'd leave it.
This is a dilemma that I am currently having. She is nowhere near ready for a big girl bed, but I am hoping that she will be ready around 18 months or shortly thereafter as I want to use the crib for the next baby. I don't know whether we'll get a toddler bed, twin bed or something else.
Either when he can climb out (which I'm guessing will be never as DS1 was a climber and never did) or when he's around 2. We are going to get bunk beds. DS1 on top and Tobey on bottom
I guess we will put Evan in a twin size maybe when we have another. We will probably TTC this time next year, so he should be ready by then. We will just use his crib for another baby and won't use the convertible features on it.
I too am waiting for her to climb out, then she's going into Miranda's room in a set of bunk beds. I'll have to wait until Samantha goes to college before Delaney will have her own room. We'll move Cheyenne downstairs and put Delaney in her room. Just talking about it gets me excited.
Ronin will just be going into a single bed and maybe fairly soon, I think he is scared of the cot. He will start with just the mattress on the floor as his bed is an old hospital bed so quite high. We need curtains for the room first though because it is two walls of windows, latches on all the screens and a dead bolt for the top of the door to the patio.
We will move dd to a bed when either she can crawl out of the crib or when we have baby # 2, whichever is first. I will have to figure out what kind of bed when the time comes. It kind of depends if baby #2 is a boy or a girl, if we had another girl, I might want to look at bunk beds and have them share a room when they are older. But we currently have an extra double and twin bed-the double bed is in the larger room which being larger would work better if 2 kids are sharing but I don't want to get rid of the double bed since we use it when friends/family stay from out of town. I don't know if we can fit the double into the room where the twin bed currently is. She would probably use one of those beds until we figured it out though.
No idea. We'll keep Aiden in his crib till he climbs out, #2 comes along, or I get a random whim to convert the crib to a toddler bed. As it is, we're not sure if we're going to be able to bring his crib with us for the 3 months we'll be without our stuff, so I guess he'll be sleeping full time in his KidCo PeaPod.
We'll transition when she either starts crawling out, or whenever we think she is ready. Ultimately, I do like keeping them contained as long as possible. DD1 never climbed out of her crib, so a few months before she turned 3 we switched her to a toddler bed. Not only did we need the crib, but she was just growing up. DD1 still does not get out of bed. She will call for us when done for naps or when she wakes up in the morning. I can't believe it.
We went with a toddler bed because I just wasn't sure at the time what I wanted to do for big beds (twin, full, etc.) and I got it used on craigslist so it was cheap. We've used it a year and half now, and DD2 will use it someday, so I definitely think I got my money's worth on it.
I do not want to move miss Chloe until she is climbing out. Once you switch them there is no way to keep them in the crib! We had this issue with Trevor.
Luckily Chloe had taken to her crib a lot better than Trevor ever did. I am hoping she will be comfortably sttn in there when she is ready for us to convert her crib.
I'm guessing he will be around 2 when we move him. That's when we moved DD to her toddler bed. She is still using it a year later and will probably continue for another year or so until she outgrows it. She loves her bed! And the best part was I got it for FREE from a friend who was done using it! Probably when I move Lucas to a toddler bed is when I will move her to a twin or queen. Then I will either use her toddler bed for him (I just have to replace the butterfly on the end w/ something boyish) or convert his crib. I haven't decided which yet.