“Time flies so fast! Your baby is now growing up and he’s now seeking or he already deserves a space of his own. Well in my own experience, it was one my son’s 3 year old birthday when we had decided to convert his room. Good thing his crib was big enough so I was able to keep him a bit longer in a baby room.”
One of the first signs of toddler-hood is often a thud in the night. This is the sound of your kiddo climbing out of his crib. If this happens at an early age, say 12-18 months, you might want to consider a transition into a toddler bed before making the leap to a twin bed. If you go this route, you have two options.
- Convert your crib into a toddler bed. If you bought a crib with an optional toddler rail kit, this consists of removing one side crib rail and replacing it with a low safety rail. This will allow your child to get in and out of the bed on his own, safely.
- Another option is to go with a freestanding toddler bed. Toddler beds are low to the ground, and use the standard crib mattress you already own. Kids can get in and out of bed easily.
- Both options will work until your child is about 4-5 and ready to move to a big kid bed.