EIGHTEEN MOUNTH VISIT

When should I move my toddler out of the crib?

Once your child is about 3 feet tall or can climb out of the crib, it is time to introduce a toddler bed.  Typically, this occurs around eighteen to twenty-four months.

FAQ/Concerns:

Here are some helpful tips to make the transition a little easier:

  • Let her be involved in picking the new bed
  • Put the new bed in her room for a few weeks before the transition period
  • Start the bedtime routine in the toddler bed and then if she wants, move her to her crib for sleep
  • Let her take day naps in the toddler bed
  • Transfer security objects from the crib to the bed
  • Put the new bed in the position that the crib used to occupy
  • Refrain from making the switch during a high stress time

 

At this visit, your child will receive their 4th DTAP (Diptheria Tetanus and Pertussis) vaccine.  

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