When did you transition your kids from a crib to a bed? I’ve heard that the ideal transition age is between 2 1/2 and 3 years old and Kalena is right there. But she doesn’t want to sleep in a bed, she wants to sleep in her crib. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I am oh so grateful that we don’t have to fight the “getting out of bed” fight. Putting her in bed and knowing she’ll stay there is excellent. She’s never climbed out of her crib, so I don’t have to worry about her falling and hurting herself.
Part of me wants to wait until she’s dropped her nap before transitioning, to avoid having to deal with her getting out of bed at naptime. I really don’t know when she’ll drop her nap though. She’s still napping every afternoon for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, so as of now she still definitely needs one. (I guess that’s what happens when you get up at the crack of dawn.)
Also, as I said, she doesn’t want to sleep in a bed. We offer sometimes, since there’s already a twin bed in her room, and occasionally she’ll say yes, but it only lasts a few minutes before she wants in her crib. (Interestingly, she doesn’t actually get out of the bed, she just cries until one of us goes in to get her.) So how do we get around that? We’re thinking that maybe making her crib into a toddler bed would be familiar enough that she’d sleep there, but that’s just a guess.
So. How did you do it?