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Move Treasured Items Into the New Room. Start by bringing some of your toddler’s favorite items into the new room — like her stuffed animals or toys. Plan to spend time in the room playing before you make the move.   In addition, try bringing her new room into the nightly bedtime routine before the switch. Get your toddler excited about moving to a new bedroom. Make it sound like an exciting process just for her – her own new “big girl” space. This is also a viable time to introduce a new bed to.

If you’re moving to an entirely different neighborhood (or state), you may even want to snap pictures of the grocer at the corner or the florist down the street. If your toddler is used to seeing them on her way to the park or daycare, she’ll miss them. When it comes time to start packing, ask your toddler to help you pack up her room.

Moving into a new home is a milestone to celebrate, but it can be hard to feel excited when you’re worried about how your baby or toddler will adjust. Moving with a baby or toddler means juggling many things, such as covering closing costs, packing, baby-proofing or child-proofing, adjusting, and more!Incorporate the old in with the new. You can combat the feelings of unfamiliarity by incorporating some aspects of your child’s old room into his new room.

Putting up the same posters or placing the bed in the same position can work wonders for helping your child adjust to his new bedroom. Here are some additional tips to ease a baby’s move to their own room: Spend more time in her room 1-2 months before making the switch. Use her room for pleasant, quiet times like feedings, massages, singing, naps or rocking. How to Transition From Co-Sleeping to a Toddler Bed Talk to your child about what it means to have their own room and own bed. Sit with your child at first as they fall asleep, and then slowly move closer to the door with each phase.

Only move on to a new phase once a child. Subject: Advice on Moving Toddler to New Bedroom Before Baby Comes? Anonymous: I’m expecting my baby in July.

In the meantime we’d like to move our 2-year old to a new bedroom. Basically, we are turning the guest room into his new room. It’s bigger and there will be more room him to play. I’ve ordered him all new toddler furniture. Take heart, readers!

We know how you feel. A few of us have done room-sharing in our own homes, and we understand perfectly well the panicky “Is this going to work?!” feeling. So we compiled a list of 7 tips we think will help make room-sharing easier for everyone in your family. 7 Tips For Sibling Room-Sharing.

Create Personal Space. Having a sleep routine and sticking to it is essential for a smooth transition, Roosevelt says. She recommends going into the room for a diaper change, dimming the lights and reading a story, then turning the lights off and singing a lullaby while rocking baby to the point of drowsiness.

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In all of these rooms you should have the doors fitted with door-slam protectors to prevent your toddler from trapping his fingers, and glass doors should be fitted with safetyproof film.

“The Contented Toddler Years” by Gina Ford
from The Contented Toddler Years
by Gina Ford
Ebury Publishing, 2009

For an older child, it can be helpful to make a small book about the move and to include pictures of his new room and the house.

“The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5” by Jennifer Waldburger, Jill Spivack
from The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5
by Jennifer Waldburger, Jill Spivack
Health Communications Incorporated, 2010

For example, moving the toddler to a regular bed or to a different room should be done well in advance of the infant’s arrival.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

What we said about room furnishings for infants still applies: Keep it simple, with carpets and drapes to muffle sound.

“The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them” by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
from The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them
by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2002

Think about which rooms your baby will spend time in and what dangers each room poses.

“Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year” by Mayo Clinic
from Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Mayo Clinic
RosettaBooks, 2012

Your little baby will grow up very quickly into an adventurous toddler, so keep this in mind when setting her room up.

“Save Our Sleep: Revised Edition” by Tizzie Hall
from Save Our Sleep: Revised Edition
by Tizzie Hall
Pan Macmillan Australia, 2015

Your first task is to make sure that your baby has learned step 1 and he is going to bed in his own crib in another room without a fuss.

“7 Secrets of the Newborn: Secrets and (Happy) Surprises of the First Year” by Robert C. Hamilton M.D., Sally Collings
from 7 Secrets of the Newborn: Secrets and (Happy) Surprises of the First Year
by Robert C. Hamilton M.D., Sally Collings
St. Martin’s Publishing Group, 2018

So here are some tips on how to make your child’s bedroom as relaxing as possible.

“Coming Home to Autism: A Room-by-Room Approach to Supporting Your Child at Home after ASD Diagnosis” by Tara Leniston, Rhian Grounds
from Coming Home to Autism: A Room-by-Room Approach to Supporting Your Child at Home after ASD Diagnosis
by Tara Leniston, Rhian Grounds
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Get the child used to their own bedroom You can do this at the same time as you introduce other comfort cues.

“The Gentle Sleep Book: Gentle, No-Tears, Sleep Solutions for Parents of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds” by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
from The Gentle Sleep Book: Gentle, No-Tears, Sleep Solutions for Parents of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds
by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Little, Brown Book Group, 2015

Even if there will not be an entire separate room for your child, you can adapt the tips to whatever space you are turning over to him or her.

“One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Fami” by Regina Leeds, Meagan Francis
from One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Fami
by Regina Leeds, Meagan Francis
Hachette Books, 2011

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  • Which sleepsack does Nikash wear? i have a 20month old and desperately looking for a comfortable sleep sack that will accommodate his long height. he is 34in tall.

  • Thank you so much for the video and tips. I have to say that this is the first time any sleeping tips have resonated with me. I always felt bad following the “usual sleeping transitions” leavening my child crying does not sound right to me. We are there to love them and comfort them, and they are there for us to love.
    So much of what you said was so true and applicable to me. I kept nodding my head the whole video.
    This way is actually how i transitioned my daughter in her bed (toddler bed) and has worked so well with her. My husband was u charge of that i have to give him credit, but i was in doubt the while time, especially when he was trying to sleep next to her in a toddler bed.
    I wish this video was out 2 years ago, just to cure my doubts.

  • I’m not married nor do I have kids, but it’s something about your videos that makes me come back here more…
    the information you provide here is so legit, it helps because you share such intricate details of real life!!!
    I truly recommend your channel to every mom out there!!
    Love love love you Susan��

  • It is the opposite for me. My 19mth old sleeps in her bed at night time after a power struggle…but nap times she sleeps in her crib. If we did the power struggle at naptime it would get pushed to be too late.

  • So helpful!!! I’m sooo ready for my 16 month old to get out of my bed because he’s such a wild sleeper!! We co-sleep and he Flip flops alllllll niiiiight!! ������ Gonna look into this mattress and gamsahamnida for the code!!! ������������

  • Thank you for posting this!! I’ve been thinking of transitioning but everyone keeps tell me not to. But we have noticed all the things you guys did. This is why I LOVE you!!

  • My child is almost 2 and is now transitioning into a toddler bed since he can climb out of the crib but I’ve been struggling with getting him to stay in bed he’ll consistently climb out until 1-2 am tips?

  • I have never thought about the idea of my son wanting to be in a bed over just being with us. But our problem is that we are in one room so we can’t fit 2 full sized beds in one room, so I’m thinking of taking the rail off his crib and adding those toddler rails that can eventually be removed and leaves some room to get out. Any tips on that idea or should I just not even try? ����

  • Love these tips. My son is 4 and we just put him in his bed finally in his room However he keeps waking up and coming to get me. we are both tired in the morning. I will definitely try to be more stern and let him know that he can’t get out of bed or else i am “locking” the door. I will try to see if that will work

  • Great tips! I am moving in two months and my baby will be nine months by then but this video was helpful and a great idea! I absolutely love the tip to have an essentials bag or box that you can unpack right away. Also, so great to unpack the kitchen and then the kids rooms first. Seems like a no brainer but I probably wouldn’t have done it that way so thank you!

  • What I always wondered is why people don’t put babies from the get go into a toddler bed? If it has railing on both sides (with the correct spacing of rails) the baby won’t fall out. Once the child gets older and manages to climb out one can use the same system you use with toddlers add a baby gate outside their room. If one is concerned about the child being uncomfortable in such a big bed (which can also occur in a crib) swaddle him the first few months
    However I’m finding it impossible to find anything on the internet that talks about this. It’s either a crib or co-sleeping, nothing in-between. Seems pretty ridiculous since I’m sure there must be families out there that can’t afford a crib.
    Why must one use a crib other than the fact that everyone else seems to be doing it??

  • Hi Susan my name is Lisa and I’m having trouble converting this crib into the toddler version-I searched everywhere for someone who has this nursery set-I just need to know-in the conversion toddler kit-all I got was a wrench, screws & the rail-but with this crib when I took off the front of the crib the feet are attached-the rail the kit came with has no feet-am I missing something? Did u happen to even look at the conversion kit for the toddler? Please help lol

  • Hi Dana please help I’m moving in with my mother in law and my toddler will be sleeping in our room as there isn’t much space to give my son in his own room he’s not a good sleeper he’s only sleeping around 4-5 hours per night I don’t know how I am going to cope with this child running around and being called a bad parent as he’s not sleeping and will disturb the whole house my anxiety is sky high what do I do:(

  • We moved when Harry was 11 months. We paid for the removal firm to pack all are stuff,so we were ok till the day of moving. Harry was so good. We had no one to look after Harry,we had just found out my dad only had weeks to live,and it was such a terrible time. We said we won’t be moving for a long time. Love your bedding. Xx

  • Best tip for any parent transitioning a child to a bed. Pool noodles. Cut it in half, and place it round side up along any edge of a bed that does not have a wall against it. It won’t prevent the child from climbing out, but it will prevent them from rolling out in their sleep.

  • Thank you for posting this! I’m not quite there yet, my 14 month old is still pretty happy in her crib. Kudos to you for making your own rules mama! I love that you said every family should do what works for them! Your videos are always so informative and I like that you don’t try to please people you are always honest about the ups and downs

  • Yes me and my husband’s did the same thing but we transitioned are daughter to a toddler bed when she was 1 year old and she loves it she feels so independent and she can get on and off her bed by herself

  • I think this is a child by chid case. My son (now 3) was moved into his toddler bed at age 2 we’ve never had issues with him getting out of bed.

  • Our baby girl had been sleeping through the night from 3 months and she is now 8 months and putting her in her own room today ��������

  • I never let my babies cry it out. I have no regrets. Today, my kids sleep very well and have good self-esteem. There are no short-cuts. That being said, it is important that you and your husband have your time alone. Your baby will sleep nicely in his own room, just don’t make him cry it out and then justify it.