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When can my child start sleeping in a toddler bed?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2 years old

Two years old is the typical age.
However, if your child is trying to climb out of their crib, you should make the switch earlier to prevent any harm.

In brief: 2 years old

Two years old is the typical age.
However, if your child is trying to climb out of their crib, you should make the switch earlier to prevent any harm.
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: About 18 months

Around 18 months, a toddler can climb out of a crib by flipping himself over the railing.
A toddler bed, or just putting the crib mattress on the floor, is fine to use at that age. Parents must be sure the entire bedroom is childproofed and safe for a toddler to explore and play in without supervision. The toddler can have the whole room to himself at night (with a good gate at the doorway).

In brief: About 18 months

Around 18 months, a toddler can climb out of a crib by flipping himself over the railing.
A toddler bed, or just putting the crib mattress on the floor, is fine to use at that age. Parents must be sure the entire bedroom is childproofed and safe for a toddler to explore and play in without supervision. The toddler can have the whole room to himself at night (with a good gate at the doorway).
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safety 1st

The crib is a "cage" that allows the child to sleep in a safe environment.
Whenever that is gone, as the child climbs out, the value of the crib is finished.So any age is fine fine as long as strict safety standards are employed!

In brief: Safety 1st

The crib is a "cage" that allows the child to sleep in a safe environment.
Whenever that is gone, as the child climbs out, the value of the crib is finished.So any age is fine fine as long as strict safety standards are employed!
Dr. Mark Diamond
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