Re: Twins & bed transistio
08-19-2013 11:27 AM
I think it's different for every child. I transitioned my son at age 2 from his crib to a toddler race car bed. As nervous as I was about it, he did just fine. It was so low to the ground that I didn't have to worry about him rolling out of it. He too had begun to try to climb out of his crib and it scared me to death! I put a baby gate up in his doorway and made sure his room was completely safe in case he got up during the night to "wander"...at least he would be confined to his room. I also had/have a video monitor so I could see him during the night. With my daughter, she has health issues so I transitioned her much later. She was in her crib until age 4. I transitioned her from crib to a twin bed. I put a bed rail up on one side and the wall was on the other side. Nervous as I was, she did fantastic. At her age, I was able to involved her in the big girl bed process so she understood this was her new place to sleep. With my son being much younger, I also kept telling him this was his big boy bed and how proud I was of him. I let him get used to it during the day and he napped in it that day.
I have a picture I can show you of how we set up my daughter's twin bed. The picture option is being worked on in the Community right now but as soon as it's back up, I'll post for you to see.