When should we switch to a toddler bed?

Hey, mama’s, I was wondering when it’s time, or would you normally prefer, switch from a crib to a normal toddler bed? He’s 10months old now and will be 1yr on May 23rd, I myself was thinking of waiting till after he turned 1, but was just wanting further perspective or information on this, as I am a first-time mommy. Thank you again and will gladly take any advice given


My son never slept in a crib. He absolutely hated it and would cry continuously. I put my son in a full size bed at 8 months old. That’s when he finally slept through the night.

I switched my first a couple months after she turned 2.

remember you lose all control when you do this. looking back I would wait until they climb out frequently. mine climbed out once and didn’t do it again bc she got hurt. I eventually did it but then regretted it bc she became a terrible sleeper

Mine is still in a crib at 2. He will stay until he tries to climb out!


when either they are able to climb out, or you have to lower the mattress too far to easily be able to lay them down without waking them up…

I waited until mine were 2, they understand things better and are more likely to stay in bed and sleep…with fewer redirects

Oldest was at 2 yrs, youngest was at 18 months

My first was 3. But I planned to wait until my youngest could climb out of the crib, or listen when mommy says stay in bed. Whichever comes first. lol

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They say it’s usually better to wait until they independently mobile. So like they don’t need help getting down off the couch kinda deal.

Unless the kid is climbing out of it, dont switch it!

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Once my daughter could walk good on her own I put her in a toddler bed. Then started trying to potty train…

When he can get out of the crib by himself.

My daughter had a convertible crib that turned into a toddler bed & we switched it after she was one. I had to lower it to it’s lowest setting prior bc when she stood up she was tall enough. Except if I tried to put her in the crib while she was already asleep I was too short to reach the matress so had to drop her in :joy::joy::joy: (the sides were too high for me). So we switched her. It had the guardrail on the side so she didn’t roll out, but it was kind of short so we also put a pool noodle under her sheet to make sure she didn’t.
Otherwise the switch went smoothly enough.

I couldn’t imagine letting my 17 month old sleep in a toddler bed. She would be all over the place :laughing:

I’ll keep her in a crib until it turns into a problem. Right now we’re good

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My son was about 1½ and does well. He doesn’t stay in it at first he’ll get up and complain about not wanting to go to bed but he eventually lays down and goes to sleep.

My oldest was 19 months, my youngest was 17 months and both went right into twin beds

My son will be 3 next month and still sleeps comfortably in his crib. Im in no rush to move him personally.

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I did when my son was a year old his crib was recalled . I was not about to buy another crib.

When they climb out of the crib is a good clue

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