Don’t Lose Sleep Over Transitioning to a Toddler Bed — Follow These Expert-Approved Tips
It happened. Maybe you woke up one morning to a loud bang as your toddler finally discovered how to climb out of the crib. Maybe your toddler stopped sleeping through the night. Maybe you have another baby on the way and you need that crib back ASAP. No matter what your reason, the end result is the same: you want to transition your little one to a toddler bed!
Soon-to-be-parents expect a newborn to not sleep through the night. There are tons of information, products, online support groups, and more to help tired parents during this time. But while that stage is blessedly short, toddler sleeping habits are no walk in the park either. From toddler sleep regressions to nap strikes to sleeping on the floor, figuring out how to get your kid to go to sleep is practically a part-time job.
Luckily, it is possible to transition to a toddler bed — I've done it twice! — and with a few solid strategies in place, your child will be sleeping in a big kid bed in no time (and you'll be sleeping much more soundly, too). POPSUGAR talked to pediatricians and child sleep specialists to get expert tips on the best ways to transition to a toddler bed. Read their advice in the slides ahead, and don't forget to breathe!