Transitioning Older LO to toddler bed

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Transitioning Older LO to toddler bed
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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:29am

So we wanted to transfer our DD to a toddler bed before this baby comes (but she's currently 14 months, so she'll only be 22 months when the new baby arrives).  When did you transfer your older kids out of their cribs?  Is there a common age to make the transition?

Just wanted to see what others have done!

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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 12:46pm

We just transitioned ds last month at 18 months.  This will allow us to separate him from associating with the crib before his sister arrives.  He was also trying to climb out of it, so this was safe all around.  The only hard part is keeping him in it, lol. 

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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 10:06am
We transitioned them both at about 2. I have friends who did it much earlier though. When we first started the transition it was just a mattress on the floor, so I bet by 18 mo. Your LO will be ready.
~Kelly
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