During our baby’s short first few years, they’ll make many transitions in their sleeping. Whether it’s from a bassinet to crib or crib to toddler bed these transitions show even more ways your baby is growing. Deciding to move a baby from a crib to a toddler bed can be a difficult and emotional time for parents. From the physical logistics, to make sure baby (and mom and dad!) are ready and comfortable, to safety concerns, there is a lot to consider. But never fear - we’re here to help you navigate this terrain.
Although there is no specific recommended age for when to move a baby to a toddler bed, the average age is anywhere between 18 months old (1 ½) to 3½ years old. Ideally, it is best to watch for signs of baby’s readiness and time the transition in conjunction with those signals. Read on for tips to help make how to transition from a crib to a toddler bed.