My son, Haiden, will be turning three in July. I’m knocking on wood right now, because he’s never, ever attempted to climb or jump out of his crib. In fact, I’m pretty sure his crib is his “happy place.” He like to play in his crib and sometimes even asks to go in there if he’s feeling sad!
I keep getting the vibe from a few people that Haiden should be moved into a “real” bed, but I’m not feeling like either one of us is ready for that yet! It seems like most parents I know move their kids into a toddler bed right around the time they turned two. I even know one mom from my hometown who moved her son into the bottom bunk of a full-size bunkbed within days of his second birthday!
I’m feeling pretty conflicted right now. First, I’m wondering: Is there anything wrong with keeping a child in a crib indefinitely? Will my husband and I just know when it’s time to move him into a bed? Also, what kind of bed should he use once he’s out of the crib? Do you recommend a toddler bed, or did your little one jump right into a twin bed (or bigger)?
I’d love some advice from experienced parents on this topic! Please leave a comment below with your ideas and suggestions.