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Bedtime Safety

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When is the right time to transition to a toddler bed?

Eek! Your toddler just jumped out of his crib for the first time! Is it time to put him in a toddler bed? The answer isn’t necessarily an easy one and is not going to be a one-size-fits-all sort of deal. Most families make the switch to a toddler bed sometime between 18-36 months of age. Often, families begin considering making the switch after a toddler gets out of her crib one night. Before you move your child to a toddler bed, ask yourself these questions first: Have I already lowered the crib mattress as low as it can go? Have I removed any crib items that might assist my toddler in climbing out?Is there a soft carpet or rug underneath the crib?Is your toddler’s room already child-proofed? Are all major dressers/bookshelves attached to the wall? Outlets covered? Cords from blinds up high?Does your toddler have the physical skills to…