At 16 months old our daughter climbed out of her crib and at first we thought It was a fluke, she wouldn’t do it again. We were so wrong.
As reluctant as we were to transition her we knew it was a month. Fast forward two months and a toddler bed later, and we have a big girl bed. She has done surprisingly well with it so far. We have had a few coming into mommy and daddy’s room early in the morning but for the most part it is working out.
This transition was one we hoped to hold off a little longer but no better time than the present.
We have been asked how did we know she was ready and do yuou have any tips for the tranition.
We knew when she was ready when she started climbing out more than just one time. If you notice your child starting to climb out after the mattress is dropped fully, it may be time to consider transitioning.
As for tips, keep your bedtime routine the same, don’t make huge changes to your routine for this. We also reccomened not being afraid to lay with your child for a little bit, it is a lot more space with not as many “walls” gaurding them. We also noticed with our daughter she wanted a brighter room, consider a night light. Finally if your room is on the same floor and you have a gate for the stairs, don’t be afraid to leave the door open the first couple of nights.
At a younger age we noticed the transition was a scary one for her since she was so small.
Any questions? Feel free to ask!
Have a great day and remember: the best is yet to come.