It took us awhile but around the first of the year we finally moved our boy into his toddler bed. We bought one of those cribs that transforms, with a bunch of cuss words from dad and moving some screws around, but we finally did it.
The reason we waited for so long was because we have some friends whose boy won’t go to sleep unless they are sitting/laying there next to him. They told us it usually takes an hour to an hour and a half for him to go to sleep. This flat out scared us. We cherish (covet?) our time after our boy goes to bed. It’s our time to unwind, catch up with each other…just have some adult time! But at a friends house where he sometimes spends time, he’s slept in a normal sized bed and had no issues.
So here we are a few months down the road and we’ve had no problems. Additionally we thought he might crawl out of bed when he wakes up…but he doesn’t. For instance this morning he woke up around 5:30 and just sat there sang for a bit while I showered. I got to thinking how easy it would have been for him to get out of bed and come into the room and wake us up!
I’d say that we are lucky. For those parents looking to make this change in beds, I’m not sure how it will go. I hope it goes as well as it did for us.