Saturday, September 4, 2010

Big boy bed?

I have decided to begin the process of moving Jude to a "big boy" bed.  Today I started sanding a twin headboard and footboard that I got for free.  I plan on painted it and putting his initials on the headboard.  It may be a few more months until he moves to a twin bed because we will first convert his crib to a day bed (which may happen tomorrow) and see how that goes.  It will be interesting to see how many times he gets out of bed.  We will be putting up a gate to ensure he doesn't wander around the house in the middle of the night.  His bedroom is well baby-proofed, so no worries there.  Also, he plays in there all the time by himself and we have never had any issues.  I will post pics from the headboard/footboard makeover soon!

At what age do most parents move there child to a daybed/big boy bed?  I am apprehensive about whether I am doing it too soon.


  1. I moved both of my kids at around 18 mo. Really depends on the parents/kids, though. I know some kids who've slept in cribs til they were 3.

  2. Our son moved to a big boy bed at his first birthday. He hated the crib and would do anything to not have to stay in it. His trying to climb out of it actually became dangerous, so the big boy bed was a definite improvement.

    Thanks so much for joining in on Mingle Monday. It's great to meet you!

  3. Thanks Robyn! Jude has been in his toddler bed since this post but this weekend he will move to a twin bed! Yikes! I think he will adjust just fine...and so far...he has been good about staying in his toddler bed. We'll see though!

    Ashley--Jude will be 18 months this weekend! So we are on the same page!