My son is 18 months old. He is trying to climb out of his crib. I am not sure when it is the right time to start him in a toddler bed. I am a first time parent and this area I am lost. Any help would be great. Thanks!
If he can climb out (not just trying), definitely time to move him to a toddler bed. But you don't have to wait that long if you don't want to. My DD is 22mo, and she is the oldest still in a crib among all my mom-friends. She doesn't even attempt to crawl out, so we haven't worried. We plan to move her to a toddler bed in the next few months.
Does he sleep in his crib okay? Does he just try, or does he get out? If you're ready to have him make the move, and put in the effort the first few nights to get him adjusted to it, I say go for it!!
Thanks for the help. He is only trying to climb out. I think he sleeps well in the crib so thankfully I can wait a little bit before he is in a toddler bed. Thanks again!
My second ds was 19 months when he succeeded in climbing over the rail and falling on the floor. Thankfully he wasn't hurt, but the next day we found a set of bunkbeds at a garage sale and added siderails to it for him. He got out of the bed a few times the first night, I think, and after that stayed in just fine for the most part. He never has fallen out of the twin-sized bed, and I think he likes being the big boy. We did a toddler bed with our oldest for 1 year before we got the bunkbeds, and he did fine in it. He was 22 months when we switched him, because we wanted to give him time to adjust before his brother got here. So it just depends on your situation, but he'll adjust to whatever you choose and be fine.
Another idea for the bed transition when you are ready is just to put just the mattress (the size they will be sleeping on when the bed is put up) on the floor. This way they can adjust to sleeping in the big bed without you having to worry about them falling.