toddler beds

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Registered: 08-14-2009
toddler beds
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Sun, 07-31-2011 - 3:02pm
At what age did you all take your toddlers out of their crib and put them in a bed? My son is 2.5 and still not walking independently but he pulls to stand, cruises and take steps holding on to one finger. Still trying to work on that balance. We went on vacation this weekend and took the pack and play - which he is way too big for now. Not sure what to do on future vacations since I am scared to put him on a bed and have him fall out. He has fear when taking steps independently but will launch himself off a bed and I am afraid he will get hurt.

Thanks - Nichole - mom to Andrew 12/1/08

 


Nichole - mom to Andrew born 12/1/08 with the most gorgeous eyes.  Hypotonia, soft cleft palate and saggital craniosynostosis.  No dx, yet.  PT, OT and ST 2 x weekly.

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Registered: 06-26-2008
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 10:29am

Sarah turned 4 in May and we JUST took down her crib. She is now on a mattress on the floor, with a little railing also...to keep her from falling off. She has poor balance and just isn't aware that she can fall off things. She can't climb down from things. She can pull to stand but needs full support. We are waiting...and waiting....and waiting... on insurance for a special enclosed bed.

Katy   Blessed mom of 6 girls, youngest Sarah born May '07 with hypotonia, vertical nystagmus, developmental delays

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Registered: 08-14-2009
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 11:31am
Thanks - will definitely look into it. Hope all is well.

 


Nichole - mom to Andrew born 12/1/08 with the most gorgeous eyes.  Hypotonia, soft cleft palate and saggital craniosynostosis.  No dx, yet.  PT, OT and ST 2 x weekly.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 2:29pm
I was going to recommend the same thing :)

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Registered: 05-18-2005
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 2:37pm

We're planning to switch our 26-monther to a low trundle bed soon.

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Registered: 06-21-2006
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 9:04pm

Hi Nichole,

Maddi just turned 3 and we're making the switch next week. She (and I) like the safety of the crib, but when school starts next month, she will need to be comfortable on a cot without sides. We're putting her in a toddler bed so she can get in and out herself, but won't get hurt if she happens to fall off.

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Registered: 06-18-2008
Wed, 08-17-2011 - 4:51am

Ben was around 4 years old when we bought his first bed.

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