It is not conducive to sleep in a bed with kids especially if a toddler moves a lot or kicks while asleep. For you and your spouse to also have private time together it is crucial that your baby gets their own bed.
Children often react differently when transitioning; it may be easy or hard for some. There are various ways in which you can make it easier:
- Always watch for the baby’s readiness to move out since forceful removal may be met with great resistance. Once the baby starts to climb out of the crib or asks for a bigger bed then it is time to take the initiative.
- Do not push the baby into a big bed as the child may fail to fall asleep even though time to get him out of the crib may have arrived. The child getting to understand that moving into a toddler bed does not make them wake up anyhow at night is very important.
- To see if the baby can adapt moving to a toddler bed then you can borrow one to see if the child will like it before you decide to buy one.
- Placing the bed exactly where the crib used to be with the same beddings is one way of increasing chances of acceptance since the child will be familiar with them.
- Always make it an exciting thing to do by involving your child when purchasing the bed and beddings.
- Make sure that the baby has a regular bedtime routine as it becomes easier for the child to understand that the time to go to bed and sleep has come.
For safety of your child, look for the following when buying him a bed:
- The toddler bed should sit lower to the ground to make it easier for your child to get into and out of the bed thus reducing injuries that may come with falling.
- A wooden framed bed will be the most appropriate one since it is sturdier but if you decide to go for a metal framed one then make sure that the screws and joints are secure for the baby not to wobble whenever climbing into or out of it.
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- The guardrails should be well attached to the bed frame and be flush with the mattress so that the baby does not fall out of bed whenever turning.
- The design of the bed frame should not jut out and the edges should be round in shape and not sharp to protect your child from being jabbed.
- Choose a bed which has been made with non-toxic paint since some paints contain harmful chemicals or may be allergic. A bed with natural paints and finishing is what you should go for. Select a mattress that properly fits the frame, firm to prevent suffocation and retardant to fire.
- Go for a bed that your mattress fully fits in without leaving any gap to avoid your baby from being trapped.
Other factors to consider include:
- Consumer safety ratings to make sure that the bed has met required standards and safety regulations.
- Choose a bed that is easy to put together and its style should be child-friendly and exciting to sleep in. It should also be budget- friendly and safer at the same time.
- Also use a mattress protector since some kids wets the bed to prevent the mattress from being damaged.