This week we are talking about switching from a crib to a bed. Check out what our reader said....
"I have a 17 month old son and another baby on the way, due in the middle of April. My son will be 20 months old when the new baby arrives. I am trying to decide when the best time would be to transition my son to a "big boy bed." From the articles that I've read, I've learned that you definitely don't want to switch a child over before he is ready. But they do say that if you are changing a child over to a big bed because of a new baby, you should start 6-8 weeks before to baby arrives to avoid feelings of jealousy. I don't think my son will be ready by then but I also don't know what else to do...so what do you think?
What has worked for you?
At what age did you transition your child to a "big bed"?
What was the reason for the transition (ie: new baby, potty training, child was ready, etc.)"
So help her out! Be sure to address her specific concerns and let us know what you think about timing for switching to a bed. Thanks for reading and commenting and thanks for submitting reader requests!