The Switch: “Big Kid Beds”

The transition from a crib to a normal bed is a big step in a child’s life.
Sticking to a routine can help make this adjustment a simple one.
Follow these steps when the time comes:

  1. bigkidbedTell your child to stay in bed until you come for them.
  2. If the child gets out, calmly lead them back to bed.
  3. When they return to bed, reward them with praise for remaining there.
  4. Tell them you will check in throughout the night, as this provides reassurance.