Over the weekend, we met up with friends who are expecting their first baby in a few months’ time. Earlier in the day, they were working on their registry, so baby gear quickly became one of the main topics of discussion. The mommy-to-be was quizzing us on few matters, one of them being beds. More specifically, when does a child move from the crib to a toddler bed, and what’s the difference between toddler beds and twin beds?
We didn’t have a clear answer for her, and it got me thinking. Well, to be honest, I’ve been having some anxiety about it over the past few weeks. From what I’ve heard, many people make the switch when their child reaches two or three years old, depending on the child. Emma is very tall, so I think she may outgrow her crib earlier than normal. At 19 months, her height is equivalent to that of a 2 1/2 year-old.
Of course it would be nice for her to have a little more room, but I’m not looking forward to making this switch. I know at some point, the crib will no longer be an option. Like when potty training begins. But I’m just worried she might get out of bed and get into something or worse, pull down a piece of furniture over top of her. Am I being a little neurotic here? Maybe.
It’s one more thing to stress over in the sea of concerns that I have for my daughter. But I will get through it, one chest pain/grey hair at a time.
So this is what my mother was talking about.
UPDATE: We were very lucky. Emma’s transition from crib to full-size bed went swimmingly. We did purchase rails to ensure that she wouldn’t fall out in the middle of the night, but she was overjoyed to be sleeping in her very own big girl bed.