One of the first lessons new parents learn is not to buy too many clothes of the same size. That’s because kids are always growing. Pants that fit a few months ago, not look like shorts. That same growth is going to eventually compel parents to make the switch from a crib to a toddler bed. Will you be ready? Here is some good advice on how to help make that switch.
Don’t Rush It
If you’re toddler is happy in their crib, then let them stay there as long as they like. Most moves happen between 2 and 3 ½. Before making the switch, you have to be prepared for all kinds of things like your child climbing into bed with you in the middle of the night or waking up early to go exploring. These are things you have to plan for and be prepared to set boundaries.
When They’re Ready
A good sign that your child is ready for a toddle bed is if they are already climbing out of the crib. The moment that starts to happen, your child could be a risk for a serious fall and no amount of “Don’t do that” will stop them. Another indication is when they start talking about the move themselves. They could pick up on clues from TV shows they watch or visiting other kids who have already made the switch. Then there is the arrival of a new sibling. You have to make room and that means it’s time for the toddle bed.
The Right Bed
The right bed is one that is low to the ground. It might also have guard rails installed to help stop accidental roll outs. You could also think about a bed and box spring directly on the floor. Not that crazy of an idea. What you might want to steer away from are those “cartoon” beds. These are the ones shaped like race cars or boats. Just think about how they outgrow clothes. They’ll out grow that bed, too and then you’re back to square one.
Before you bring in the new bed, you’ll need to make room. The team from Junk King Salt Lake City is standing by to help with that. These professional junk haulers can take away any piece of furniture you know your done with. You can also clear out a lot of other outgrown items from that room as well. Everything you turn over to Junk King has a chance of being dropped off at a charity so there is no waste. Let Junk King Salt Lake City help you make the smooth transition from crib to toddler bed.