Transitioning to a Bed (Or Not) When the 2nd Comes Along

Transitioning to a Bed (Or Not) When the 2nd Comes Along

Carrie McBride
Jan 5, 2011

Q: I have a question for the Odeedoh readers. I am going to be having our second child, a girl, at the end of March. My son will be 14-months-old at the time. He is still currently in his crib, an IKEA Gulliver, and not trying to climb out of it yet. My husband and I are trying to figure out if we should get a toddler bed for him or buy a second crib for the baby. The toddler bed we are thinking about getting is the P'kolino Toddler Bed. We are planning on keeping our daughter in the bassinet in our bedroom for the first month and then transistioning her to the crib in the nursery. Any thoughts or experiences would be very helpful.

Sent by Kari

Editor: I have a few friends who have wrestled with this decision, but their first child was a bit older. At 14 months, it seems like your son could potentially have another year in his crib (mine is still in his happily at 30 months), but I can understand not wanting to have two cribs at once. Readers, have you found yourself in this situation? What did you do and did it work out or would you do it differently if you could go back in time?

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