If you’re like most parents, then you face a “battle” every day. That battle involves getting your toddler ready for preschool. The weeks leading up to their first day, you probably did a lot of prep work explain what they can expect. You got them excited at the prospect of going to school, making new friends and all that play time. Once they got over the first anxious week, they started having fun but that doesn’t mean getting them out of the door is any easier.
Same thing for getting them to go to bed a night. There are always negotiations going on. At some point, their night time routine is going to shift from going to sleep in a crib to going to sleep in a toddler bed. This is another big milestone in your child’s development. Are they ready? Here’s how to tell:
They Ask About A Big Bed
Your child has no doubt spent a lot of time in your bed. They’re familiar with the concept of beds that aren’t cribs. They might discover that kids their age like classmates or cousins are sleeping in big beds. They could inspire them to ask when will it be their turn? That’s a good place to start the transition.
They Are Potty Trained
Before making the move to the big bed, your child should be potty trained. You don’t want them creating any accidents in the new bed. Plus, you don’t want them to get overwhelmed with more rules and boundaries. Once you start the process, it should only take a few weeks to smooth out the potty training. That’s when you can move onto the bed concept.
They Have A Nighttime Routine Locked Down
It might have taken some time to perfect your toddler’s nighttime routine but once you’ve got it down, you need to stick with it. That is especially true when you make the switch to the big bed. They should be going to bed at the same time with the same amount of storytelling. The only change is where they’re putting their head!
Getting the toddler room ready for the big bed could mean rearranging or getting rid of furniture. That is when you want to bring in the pros from Junk King Worcester. They might not be able to help you put a toddler bed together but they can make quick work of getting rid of the old crib and other baby furniture they you’ve outgrown. A clearing session with Junk King Worcester helps make the switch to a big toddler bed a smooth transition.