Common signs that your Toddler can transition to their own bed


For many parents in Kenya, bed transition for a toddler from their crib to a bed is a task that they dread. Some believe that as soon as they reach a certain age, they should be ready to move into their new bed with minimum trouble. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with most toddlers, especially if they are not ready for the transition.

If you have been wondering whether your toddler is ready to move to their own bed, here are some signs that will help you know that they are definitely ready.

They ask for their own bed

When your toddler seems to be interested in getting a bed of their own, it is a positive sign that they can handle the transition. For a start, have her spend time in her bed during the day under supervision before allowing them to use it on their own.

They do not require full-time supervision

Most toddlers understand their daily routine and are able to understand simple instructions. If your child is able to be left on their own unsupervised whether in the morning after they wake up or during the night then they might be ready to sleep in their bed alone.

They understand boundaries

Typically, toddlers do not respect boundaries hence the need for rails on their cribs. However, if they are able to stay in their new bed and enjoy spending time on it, they are ready for the transition. Most times, staying on the bed is a sign that they understand boundaries that only need to be reinforced.