When your toddler is sleeping soundly in a crib, you don’t have to worry a lot about them wandering off at night. However, when it’s time for time to have their own bed, it changes the entire game and introduces a whole new set of rules.
BabyCenter.com notes there’s no “set time” that you should be moving your little one from a crib to a bed, but the age can usually range from 1.5-years to 3.5-years. That being said, here are six tips to keep in mind to make the switch as smooth as possible…
1. Consider the Type of Bed That’s Best
BabySleepSite.com notes that you should first consider the type of bed that’ll be best for your toddler. It notes if your toddler is small, then you can get a toddler bed that will safely accommodate the crib mattress (it’s also one less component to buy).
If your toddler was actually starting to outgrow the crib, then you’ll probably be best thinking about a twin bed or larger—unless you want to switch them to a new sleep space in a few months as they are growing exponentially.