When to Transition 3-Year-Old to 'Big Bed'?

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My son just turned three. He slept two nights in his twin bed in the room with his older brother. On the third night he wanted to go back to his room and sleep in his baby bed because he could not settle down. He sleeps well in his baby bed and has never climbed out of it. Is it okay to postpone the transition to the big bed? Do you recommend a certain age for this transition? Eventually, we need him to sleep in the room with his brother. The baby-bed room is actually a bonus room that we use as our homeschool room.

Answer

I do not recommend a certain age for this transition. Generally, it is made between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2, but there is no rule about it. If your son sleeps well in his baby bed, I say so be it. When you need him to sleep in a twin in the same room with his older brother, simply tell him that "the doctor" says he has to sleep in the big bed with his brother. Don't ask him if it's okay or if he feels ready. Just tell him, matter of factly and authoritatively. That should do it.

John

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