There is no set timeline that you should follow for the transition to toddler bed from the crib. Each baby will want to move on their own time — when they feel that it is right to venture out and claim more space than the crib.
You should, therefore, be watchful for the signs that your little one wants to spread their wings a bit. You need to be especially watchful from when your baby is anywhere from one and a half to three and a half years old.
There are two particular instances that might point to a need to switch from the crib to the big kid’s bed. These include:
- When the crib is no longer safe
- When your little one asks for a new bed