How and When Should I Move My Toddler From a Crib to a Bed?
Well its very important to know how and when should you move your toddler from a crib to a bed. The transition from a crib to a toddler bed can be a confusing one. There are many guides, books, and pieces of unsolicited advice that are often given from well meaning friends and relatives, but the time to move the toddler from a crib to a bed is different for every toddler, as every toddler develops differently and have different needs.
To determine whether your child is ready to make the change from a crib to a toddler bed there are a few milestones that you may want to watch for. Is the child crawling out of the crib at nap time or through the night and you are worried that they may become hurt while doing so? If this is the case, you might want to transition the child to a toddler bed, so they are not climbing and hovering feet above the floor.
Will the child remain in a toddler bed and does the child understand the rules and the role of bedtime? A child that will remain in the toddler bed while told is often ready to make the transition while a toddler that requires the confines of the crib may not be as ready to move to the toddler bed.
To make the transition easier, there are many versatile cribs that are available to parents. These popular styles of cribs will actually transition into toddler beds, allowing the parent to simply remove a side of the crib and replace it with bumpers. This way, the child is going to be easily able to have the familiarity of the bed, while remaining safe in the toddler bed.
Moving the child to the toddler bed should be an occasion to remember for the child. Marking this milestone with a celebration that includes new furniture, new bedding or a celebration to mark the occasion can be a great way to get the child to become enthusiastic about the change and get them interested in sleeping in the toddler bed.
Using these tips and speaking with other parents that have made the transition to adapt some of those tips can be a great way to successfully make the transition from crib to toddler bed for the child. I hope this article will answer your questions of how and when should I move my toddler from a crib to a Bed?