time for the toddler bed

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Registered: 10-03-2006
time for the toddler bed
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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 10:34am
DD will be three in six weeks she finally tried to climb out of her crib. So tonight she goes in to the toddler bed. Her crib converts in to a toddler bed. I know she will be up all night running around but I don't want her to get hurt climbing out of her bed. Her room is babyproofed and we have a baby gate in her doorway. She has been playing in her room for about 6 months with the babygate so it should be ok. But I think we will have a lot of long nites ahead. just when they both were sleeping till 7am. DS is 17 months sleeps 7-7 DD sleeps 7:30 -7. No more.
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Registered: 02-26-2008
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 12:31pm
Good luck! I thought that's how mine would act, but they stayed in it just the same as their crib....so I'm sending you hopeful thoughts....

Sarah
Wife to Kevin
Step-mom to Justin (11)
Mom to twins Grace and Isabelle (3)and Boyd (21months)
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Registered: 10-12-2006
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 10:06pm
I know I'm new here and have never posted here before but I wanted to wish you luck! My DD transitioned to a toddler bed at 16 months old and I thought it would be terrible too but it wasn't so bad. Hopefully your DD will switch easier than you expect as well.
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Registered: 09-02-2008
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 5:48pm

All of my kids transitioned to a toddler bed by the time they were 2. They never acted any different in the bed than when in the crib - slept great and I didn't have to worry about them climbing and getting hurt! Good luck!!

Claire

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 7:42pm

my niece took advantage of the freedom and would stay up past her bedtime tearing apart her room. my sister tried many times to go in and get her into bed and finally left her to figure it out on her own because she wasn't crying just wandering around and exploring. after a while when it was silent for at least 30mins, she would go back in and find her DD crashed out on the floor with 5 different outfits on or markers all over her face etc and so my sister would just put her into bed LOL. after the novelty wore off, she stayed in bed.

you may be surprised and find that your toddler likes the new bed and doesn't get out of it. either way, there is an adjustment period for maybe about a week or so. good luck!

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Registered: 10-03-2006
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 7:48pm
She has been up as late as 10pm playing her room. Then she is a grouch when she wakes up in the morning. I hope its a phase and it will pass.
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Registered: 02-26-2008
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 8:13pm
well you know the "supernanny" method...first time you say "bedtime darling" and put her to bed, 2nd time you say "bed" and put her to bed, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc time you just keep putting her in bed until she "gets it" supposed to get easier every time...fortunately I didn't have these issues, but I wish you all the best!!

Sarah
Wife to Kevin
Step-mom to Justin (11)
Mom to twins Grace and Isabelle (3)and Boyd (21months)
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Registered: 03-21-2007
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 4:06pm

This is my first post on this board, but had to contribute to this subject.

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Registered: 11-08-2007
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 1:37pm
Have you thought about taking all of his toys out of his room? They say that a bedroom is a place to sleep-not play or watch tv etc...it may make it easier for him to go to sleep and stay asleep if he doesn't have all of the destractions. May choose one toy to sleep with. LOL about the lawnmower! You definitely should have taken a pic! :)

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