I like to call this the move to freedom.
I'm sure I don't need to tell you why!
In this post we will cover:
The best age to move a baby from a crib to a bed
The best type of bed to transition to
What you can expect to see with this crib to bed transition
How long this transition may / will take
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The Best Age to Move a Baby From A Crib To A Bed
I'm a HUGE believer in the saying "Don't fix something that is not broken" If you have a toddler who is happy in their crib and they are sleeping well, please do not feel pressured to move them into a bed, just because your friends are doing, or you feel guilty about them still being in a crib. This transition is not always an easy one, and you will be opening up a can of worms.
I usually like to suggest to clients, to get as close as you can to the age of 3, or until the time has come for your child to drop the nap before doing this switch ( can be older if they are in daycare as they will push the nap for longer). When a toddler is holding onto the mid-day nap, bedtime can become late, very late, past your bedtime in fact. The last thing you want is to be chasing around your little one at 9 pm and then spending an hour, trying to get them to stay in bed due to not being tired.
Once the nap is cut, they are usually more tired, resulting in fewer delay tactics and a much easier put-down.
When it comes to being able to stay up late a toddler who has napped will outlast their tired parent any day.