At our old house Paige was in the attic so changing her into a toddler bed wasn't very practical then so we waited until we moved. In our new house she has a bedroom which is next to ours and on the same floor which is perfect. We gave her time to settle into the new house and then started the transition.
We decided to do the switch on a Friday night thinking that if there were any problems we could hopefully sort them out over the weekend and everything would be fine for when Mark went back to work Monday.
The first night Paige did amazingly well. She loved her bed which was originally a cot bed so just needed a few changes to turn it into a toddler bed. It doesn't have any sides so we pushed it up against a wall at one side. We thought about putting a mattress on the floor incase she fell but to be honest the drop isn't a drop at all. Its a very low bed so we weren't worried. She slept as normal and we had no problems.
The second night she was a little harder to get to sleep but again slept very well as usual. Each night since then she has slept very well.
She sometimes gets out of bed in the morning and will read to herself but she doesn't scream or make any noise. She often just lays in bed awake playing with her bear who she sleeps with.
She was 22 and a half months old when we made the switch and I think it was the perfect time! She uses a Gro to bed set and loves it. The pillow is attached to the sheet so she can't lose it while wiggling in her sleep. The duvet also zips onto the sheet to keep that in place and make sure Paige is warm all night. I would defiantly recommend this if you are wanting to transition your toddler.
How did your toddler react to a toddler bed?
Thanks for reading,