How often do you look at baby pictures of your toddler? It’s amazing how quickly three years fly by. Now that they’re in preschool and displaying their independence, it might be time to make the transition from crib to toddler bed. This is certainly a big move. Are you ready for the toddler bed? Here’s what to think about:
You don’t want to overload your child with too many new things. The first day of school, probably isn’t a good time to start potty training. It’s also not when you should switch to a toddler bed. Instead, wait until they’re settled into their school and potty routines. Try to keep the switch away from moving into a new home or the arrival of a new sibling. Look for that good in between time to make the switch.
The Right Bed
There a plenty of wild toddler beds out there. They come in all shapes and sizes like racecars, pirate ships and rockets. They’re all very cool but will probably only be practical for a year or so. Just think about how quickly your toddler out grows clothes. Instead, think basic for your toddler bed. It should be low to the ground and have safety rails until the child is used to the new boundaries. All of this means, you probably don’t want to involve your child in the shopping process unless you present when with just the basic options. But they can get involved in picking out the bedding. Whatever super hero or princess they’re into probably has a set of sheets and blankets. Those are what they can choose and feel like they’re part of the decision.
Although you want to get your child excited about the switch to a toddler bed, you don’t need to oversell it. After all, it is just a bed. It is important that your stick to the same nighttime routines with regard to getting them ready for bed. Yes, they’ll be excited the first couple of nights but you’ll want to get them to settle in as quickly as possible and that happens with consistency.
To make room for that toddler bed, you’ll probably need to get rid of the old furniture. Don’t let a sentimental attachment get in the way of storage space. To make room, you should bring in the crew from Junk King Birmingham. They’ll be able to remove the old baby furniture and the rest of the items that your child has outgrown. When removing furniture, it’s always good to have a helping hand or two. Let Junk King Birmingham make that happen for you.