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Transitioning to a Toddler Bed

April 27, 2017

My daughter is turning two in less than a week. My daughter is turning two in less than a week!?!?? In some ways, I am thrilled with all the milestones she is achieving. Everyday she is becoming more independent and growing into her own little person. While I’m not complaining that I don’t have to spoon feed her anymore, I want to cry every time she completes a task on her own, no longer needing my help. It’s such a bittersweet time!

I am currently struggling with transitioning her to a toddler bed. I have a finance background and I am used to dealing with definitive answers. 1+1=2, there is no debating that. Parenting is more of an art form. I feel like she is too young but at the same time she is physically capable of getting out of her crib…. And has done so twice! Neither incident resulted in injury (thankfully) so I feel like I should bite the bullet and make the move before she hurts herself.  I have been researching and consulting parenting sites, which is another issue, there is so much information out there! As an analytical person, I feel like I constantly suffer from information overload.  I found a helpful article by a child psychotherapist on the Scary Mommy site.

Besides the obvious challenges of trying to transition a toddler at an age appropriate time there is also a ton of information on different sleeping options:

Picture sources from top to bottom (1,2,3,4)

Montessori Floor Beds

Cribs that convert to toddler beds

Twin bed

Double bed

 All options seem to have their own pros and cons. I am drawn to the floor beds, mainly for safety reasons, but I worry Celeste will be up all night exploring her room! Are you currently struggling with the same decision? Have you had success or challenges? Please let me know in the comments section!

One thing I know for certain is that I will miss Celeste’s sweet little nursery set up! I think when I decide what kind of bed to transition her into I will also paint a wall (the one with her animal prints)…. Charcoal, navy or dark teal??

Until next time! Laura xo

Celeste’s crib

Celeste’s light

Celeste’s animal prints

Celeste’s bookshelves

Celeste’s toy chest 

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