Noah just turned two a few months agoΒ and we have yet to take any steps towards transitioning him from his crib to a toddler bed. My husband and I have decided that until he tries to climb out of his crib, why bother with changing things up. I’m not sure if that’s the best way to approach the situation, however, now that Emmett is sleeping through the night, I am not an any real hurry to mess up our flawless bedtime routine or go back to restless nights.

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All of that being said, I’m definitely down withΒ keeping an open mind, and willing to check out the different ways other parents have approached the transition.Β So for inspiration, I turned to some fellow bloggers. Check out how these moms and dads made their transitions to toddler beds!

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Stephanie enlisted her husband and together they built their own toddler bed for their son, Jonah. Not only is it low to the ground, but the fact that it is homemade totally adds to its appeal.

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Joni used this crazy adorable toddler bed in her girl’s shared bedroom. Seriously though, I swoon.

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Sarah pulled off the ultimate DIY when she built this amazing trundle-bed for her precious son.

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Hanna shares how to make this crazy cute house frame bed. Not only is it super charming, but low to the ground.

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One of my favorites by far, is this toddler room, designed by SISSY+MARLEY.


I’m interested to know, how did you transition your kiddo to a toddler bed, and how did the switcheroo go??

27 comments on “Toddler Bed Transition”

    • I know, Brittany! I’ve been waiting until we decide when we want to have a third kiddo, but eventually I will move our two boys into one room. So I’m trying to hold off on transitioning our oldest as long as possible!

  1. Love all these adorable beds! For our first, he had no desire to transition so we left him in his crib until we moved to a different house at about 2.5. We figured then was as good a time as any! My second, he began crawling out of his crib at 14 months! Needless to say he slept on his mattress on the floor for a little while. Lol!

    • Oh my goodness! I swear, the second one learns so much from their older sibling. Thankfully, neither of the boys have tried climbing out of their cribs yet.

  2. Super cute beds! With our 1st we waited until he was 3, as he didn’t know any better. Our 2nd had to be moved at 16 months as he was always crawling out of the crib! Yikes!

    • Leah, that seems to be the general theme with the youngest. So far, neither of our kids have tried to climb out of their cribs, but my youngest just turned 11 months, so I’m hoping that doesn’t happen for awhile!

  3. Hanna’s toddler bed is too adorable! I love the low to the ground beds! I think that would be a wonderful solution when I switch my son over (I need to really soon).

    • I agree!! I never really thought about having them low to the ground since most of my friends moved their kids to a full size bed with rails, but I’m really digging the lower beds.

    • Awww thank you so much, Heather! I am definitely digging that trundle bed. It’s also fantastic for when the kids get older and have someone sleep over…or shared bedroom idea??

  4. We waited until our son was 2 and about 4 months! He helped us paint his new bed, and had a lot of fun helping daddy put it together. We then had him do a sticker incentive for staying in bed (he LOVES stickers). It was such an easy and smooth transition, and to this day he stays in his bed and rarely gets out, even when he wakes up in the morning. I think it is all about talking to them and involving them in the decision! Good luck!

    • That’s a great idea, Meredith!! I love the incentive with the stickers. I’m starting to think that it’s all about let the kiddo show you that they’re ready. Noah still loves sleeping in his crib, and to be honest, I’m not sure if he would go to sleep if he could get in and out. Unless I found a bed that still had some sort of “wall” around part of it.

  5. We waited until little E was crawling in and out of his crib to transition him. He was almost 3. We ended up switching right to a twin bed (hand-me-down from big brother). The first week was rough, but once he got into the swing of things he was fine. Overall it was a smooth transition. It is nice now that he is officially potty trained he can go to and from the bathroom on his own without help from Mom and Dad. With the littles it seems there is always a “big thing” happening. The joys of Motherhood. πŸ™‚

    • This is good input! I was just talking to my husband about how potty training would work with Noah still in his crib. It seems like so much is happening at one time!!!

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